to the Editor
input from LACP.org forum participants
Events - 7am, 9/11/02 - Paying Respect to the victims of September
Dear Mr. Murray,
I would like to share the following with you, the citizens of Southern
California and those who visit the LACP website.
This tribute that will be taking place is a personal endeavor, by
the people and for the people. It involves no corporate sponsorship,
no donations are be requested and no one is making any money on it.
In addition to several Congressmen, mayors, representatives from the
California Highway Patrol and various chambers of commerce, the public
will be joining us for this short, early morning honorary tribute.
The tribute will taking place this coming September 11th, 2002.
We are coordinating this tribute in thirteen southern California communities,
from as far south as Santa Ana, to as far north as Fillmore. The thirteen
locations will be representing the Original Thirteen Colonies of the
United States. The locations will be in the parking lots of the thirteen
Super A food stores, each location representing a Colony, and of course,
open to the general public. We have invited the local Police Departments
and Fire Departments.
We are coordinating with the Chambers of Commerce and the Super-A-Stores
in each community, the American Racing Pigeon Union Inc. and the volunteer
staff from California Country Music Association.
The tribute will not be a long one and is scheduled as follows;
At each of the Thirteen locations, Twenty-one White Homing Pigeons
(same species as Doves), will be released representing a silent twenty-one
gun salute to the victims. The birds will be released by twenty-one
boys and girls of, various ethnicities between the ages of 7 to 10.
Local Pigeon clubs are supplying the birds and will be coordinating
the simultaneous releases at each location. These birds are all trained
to return to their homes.
We will observe one minute of silence.
A total of 3,056 additional Homing Pigeons, of mixed and various colors,
will be released, one for each of the victims. 235 trained birds will
be released at each location, by members of local Pigeon clubs. Each
bird will be tagged with an ID number representing a victim.
We are especially encouraging the participation of children.
We would like to invite you as well as any other members of your staff,
and everyone else, to join us at any and all locations, per the list
Tom (Slim) Lattimer
1039 S. Chantilly St.
Anaheim, CA 92806-5027
Leo J. Eiffert Jr.
9511 Devon Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-4053
"Respecting Our Privileges (Freedom)"
South Main Street, Santa Ana, CA
W. Duarte Rd., Monrovia, CA (Our Command Post)
S. Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA
Downey Ave., Paramount, CA
E. Florence Ave., Bell Gardens, CA
2245 Yosemite Drive, Eagle Rock, CA
2925 Division Street, Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA
West Main Street, Alhambra, CA
California Street, South Gate, CA
York Blvd., Highland Park, CA
Ventura Street, Fillmore, CA
S. Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
If any community members would be able to lend a hand, or need any
additional information, please ask them to call me.
Tom (Slim) Lattimer
Anaheim, (714) 630-4334