City College remembers victims of Sept. 11

Kenny Lindberg, Kenny Lindberg, and Kenny Lindberg

Nearly 100 students gathered Thursday in a ceremony held on the Henry Bagish Overlook on West Campus for the victims of Sept. 11 and President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s proposal to establish the ‘people-to-people’ program.

The event featured music from Japanese, Mexican, and Irish origin. The Sister Cities Program, an organization that promotes peace through mutual respect, hosted the ceremony.

The Sister Cities Program is involved in nearly 750 communities in 135 countries who actively participate in their group, of which Santa Barbara partakes in.

“It was a great event to show the solidarity of the Sister Cities,” City College student Kay Zare said.

The event felt a scare when one spectator fell over and hit his head. Paramedics who were called to the scene by event organizer, Peter Haslund, quickly tended to the person.

“They came very quickly,” Haslund said about the paramedics. He also added that besides that incident, the event was “very good.”

The ceremony featured dancers from the Claddagh School of Irish Dance.

“It was so much fun and for a good cause,” dancer Aoife Quinn said.

Haslund hopes that this will become an annual event and praised everyone for attending.

After the event, students and faculty were offered cookies and soda.