Interfaith event commemorates 9/11 attack while focusing on what brings us all together

On Tuesday, Americans took time to remember the terror attacks of 9/11 when nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

In a short time, local residents mobilized, events were held to bring people together and Cache Community Connections was formed. It is an organization made up of civic and religious leaders whose goal is to help bring the community closer together.

Richard West, spokesman for the Cache Community Connections, says the group has planned a 17-year commemoration of its founding on Saturday, September 14th starting at 7 p.m. in the Logan Tabernacle.

“The theme for this event is All Members of the Same Family,” West explains. “We are recognizing that, at our roots, we are all immigrants.

“We are coming together to celebrate the fact that many in our community come from different places, different cultures, different countries, different climates, different ethnic groups. But we are all coming together to make Cache Valley and our Cache Valley communities better places to live.”

All Members of the Same Family – event poster

West says a program has been prepared that includes both music and short comments from some of those attending. Speakers include Lizette Cruz from The Family Place, John Ferguson, a lecturer with the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, and Pam Allcot, an immigrant from Chile. Everyone is encouraged to attend the free event.

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