Republican women hold 9/11 dinner |

Republican women hold 9/11 dinner

by Aurora Sain
A bagpiper will kick off the 15th annual 9/11 commerative dinner at CVI.

Everyone has a story about where they were when the Twin Towers were hit back on Sept. 11, 2001, and one local group wants to continue to remember that tragic day.

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women are hosting the 15th annual commemorative 9/11 dinner on Sunday Sept. 11 at the Carson Valley Inn.

They held the first dinner back in 2001, after the towers were hit because they had a regular meeting scheduled for that time.

They dedicated that meeting to sharing their feelings and talking about the events that unfolded that day.

The event is non-political and it is not a fundraiser, the group wants to invite everyone to come and honor the military, fire, police and all first responders from that day.

The guest speaker will be Bert Upson, one of the survivors who escaped from the South Tower.

He is the author of “On a Clear Day” a book about how he narrowly escaped the second tower before a plane hit.

There will be four options for dinner, so reservations are needed by Sept. 5, no walk-ins.

The doors will open at 5 p.m., and there will be six troops in attendance to sit amongst the guests and share their experiences or feelings about the day.

Dinner is $40 per person, email Jacie Peters at or call 901-1898 for more information.

“We will never forget,” said past president of the group Nancy Jarvis.