On Wednesday, Santa Barbara honored the
victims of 9/11. Once again, a
9/11 Memorial event took place at West Beach. Flags were displayed and everyone was encouraged to come.
As I attended the event, I gratefully remembered
and applauded Heather Bryden for
designing, building and starting the first 9/11 Memorial event at West Beach. She made sure politics and
speeches were not allowed, and
instead the playing of “Amazing Grace” by a sole bagpiper to open the event and
taps by a bugler at the end.
Thankfully the tradition has continued through