Paying tribute to those lost in 9/11
Extending through the week and up until Sept. 11, a 9/11 Memorial Tribute Display was available for the public to give tribute to those lost in the Twin Towers and associated attacks on 9/11.
The display is attributed to Chuck Pore, who was a Lake County Deputy Sheriff during the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. He was deeply moved by the events of that day and felt compelled to create presentations and displays to those who lost their lives on that fateful day.
Longtime friends Roland and Mona Glade helped Pore with the tributes in Lakeview. Roland was an EMT for 25 years, a firefighter and a retired fire chief. Mona was also an EMT and firefighter. They moved to Prineville in 2016. After Pore's passing, the display was gifted to Roland and Mona by Pore's wife. She felt that the couple would continue the tradition, and they have been true to that commitment.
"He started doing video presentations to the emergency service personnel in Lake County from the first time he ever came to Lake County," clarified Mona of the history of the memorial tributes.
This year, the couple have added a number of elements to the tribute that they moved from Lakeview.
Rodders Car Club 9/11 Memorial Cruise
The Central Oregon Rodders car club provided a "memory" cruise on Sunday, Sept. 11 to pay tribute to the incredible loss of lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The Rodders also paid tribute to Rodder car club members who have been lost throughout the years.
The group met at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Crook County Fairgrounds and drove through a cross section of Prineville neighborhoods in Prineville. A strong showing of club members brought their classic cars, with members displaying signs to show their support of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack and passed Rodder friends.
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