Sutherlin Members Remember 9-11 Heroism

Members of the Sutherlin, Ore., Church hosted a well-attended community program to commemorate the heroism of rescue workers who lost their lives or were injured in the line of duty, Sept. 11, 2001.

Bob Cotterman provided special patriotic musical selections and Donna Mae Smith (first woman bugler, U.S. Army, 1942) played “Taps” after 60 seconds of commemorative silence.

Tray Williams, Dave Robinson, Dave Nicholas, and Doug Robinson also participated in the program.

Honored during the service were Sutherlin Mayor Joe Mongiovi, Local Police Chief Tom Boggs, and Fire Chief Barry Hutchings, with his medical response team. Sutherlin members Dave Juler, Chief Warrant Officer, U S. Army, Retired; and Pastor Richard Harbour, Commander, Navy Chaplain Corps, Retired, were present in full uniform to represent those who lost their lives in the Pentagon attack. Many other veterans also attended.

Pastor Paul Glazner of the Sutherlin Family Church presented reflections on the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Fifteen members of his congregation also attended the service.

Featured in: December 2002