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Heritage School Honors 9/11 First Responders With Tribute & Fundraiser

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The Heritage School Builders Club will hold a school-wide ceremony on Thursday, September 8th, at 8:15 am to remember the lives tragically lost 21 years ago. A moment of silence and reflection will take place on campus to honor the victims of the tourist attack, which included the loss of over 400 first responders. The club will offer a free CPR training course the same day from 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm for the first 30 people to sign up to continue the legacy and service of those fallen men and women. Anyone from the community is encouraged to register at the Heritage front office.

The school has also partnered with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation to raise funds for American Heroes. According to the non-profits’ website, they are dedicated to helping those who serve: “Since 9/11, we have been helping America’s heroes by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building custom-designed smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders.”

Heritage School has a goal of raising $5,000 for the families of two US Marines who were recently killed in an aircraft training mission near Palm Springs on June 8th, 2022. Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California, and Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21, of Johnson, Wyoming, were 2 of the servicemen killed in the crash. Capt. Sax leaves behind his wife Amber, who is pregnant with their second child, and their 20-month-old daughter. And Cpl. Rasmuson is survived by his wife Avery and their infant son, who was just seven months old when his father was killed.

Donations for the families can be made online at

The Heritage School will also host a carwash on Thursday, September 8th, between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm. The event will take place at the school’s campus on Wilson Ranch Rd in Phelan and is open to the community. Donations will be greatly appreciated.

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