Former Logan Mayor remembers the good that has come out of 9-11

The Tribute in Light is seen in the sky above the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in New York. Two giant towers of light have lit up the lower Manhattan skyline as a visual memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

It’s been 16 years but Logan resident Doug Thompson remembers clearly the morning of September 11, 2001. He was Mayor of Logan at the time and when he heard about the attack on the World Trade Center he feared not just for himself and his own family, but for all of the people he served.

Thompson says he felt he had to get people together to mourn this horrible event and also to protect the people from other countries, most of them attending Utah State University. 

He found a lot of people felt the same. An organization called Cache Community Connections was formed and people of all faiths were included.

“Cache Community Connections,” Thompson explains, “has been one of the greatest things for improving the relationships between different religions in Cache Valley that has ever happened.

“It has done so much good, things like Loaves and Fishes. Although that did not directly come from Cache Community Connections, it was aided by it very much. The music series has been a great, great value to the community.”

Thompson says Cache Community Connections is still playing an important role in bringing Cache Valley residents closer together.

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