Elected Officials Honor Hometown Heroes; Bera Reads Into Congressional Record

September 11, 2015 | On this day of national reflection, the Sacramento region honored three men with local ties who helped thwart ...



September 11, 2015 |

On this day of national reflection, the Sacramento region honored three men with local ties who helped thwart a terrorist attack in France last month.

Along with a parade in Downtown Sacramento this afternoon, the feats of Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were spoken into the Congressional Record on House floor today by Congressman Ami Bera (D - Elk Grove).

“I’m sorry I could not attend today’s parade recognizing our hometown heroes because I am voting in Washington D.C. Representatives from my office presented the three young men with flags flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of the bravery they showed on-board a train to Paris," Bera said. "As our region honors these young men on September 11 it’s a reminder of the thousands of men and women who put their lives on the line to protect others. We are grateful for their service and sacrifice.”

Today's Downtown event drew an estimated 10,000 people to the parade route along Capitol Mall that made its way to the west stairs of the State Capitol. The three men were cheered by the crowd and received a key to the city from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and a flyover by the United States Air Force out of Travis AFB that was arranged by the California State Assembly.

“Their bravery prevented a terrorist attack,” Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) said. “They reacted courageously without a thought about their own lives, they are true heroes. It's a privilege to honor them.”


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