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Valley high schools honor 9/11 victims before football games – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-09-11 02:21:58 –

Fresno, Calif. (KFSN)-Several compliments were made on Friday night at a soccer field in the valley as students and the community praised their silent prayer for their lives.

Before the kick-off, a flag was drawn across the lawn of Ramonica Stadium.

In the years following the attack, eight Clovis Unified graduates died in combat abroad.

In Lemoore, it was a night of appreciation for the army and first responders.

9/11 has additional importance to the school as American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, where a Navy veteran was working, killing former Tiger and Fullback Otis “Vince” Tolbert in Fresno. increase.

“Otis was a living legend here,” says Rich Tuam. “Otis and his family, he has several brothers, but Otis was a living legend. You didn’t come to Lemoore High School and know nothing about Otis Torbert. When he played, he Has set the bar high. There is a monument for him in our event center and we can meet him every day.

Fresno State University praised his memory in a football game with a marker north of the Savemart Center.

The university will also leave the front row of Section 25 of the stadium empty in the Saturday night match in honor of those who died to serve our country.

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