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Sacramento heroes’ parade set for Sept. 11

French President Francois Hollande, left, shakes hands Aug. 24 with U.S. Airman Spencer Stone as U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, second from left, and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State, right, look on.
French President Francois Hollande, left, shakes hands Aug. 24 with U.S. Airman Spencer Stone as U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, second from left, and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State, right, look on. The Associated Press

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced Thursday what he calls a fitting day for the planned Sacramento hometown heroes parade – Friday, Sept. 11.

Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, three local men who foiled a terrorist attack last month in Europe on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, will be honored with a noon parade on Capitol Mall.

The three were awarded the Legion of Honor from French President Francois Hollande for their actions and have been feted internationally.

“Our community has been anxiously awaiting the return of our three hometown heroes – Anthony, Alek and Spencer – so that we can celebrate and honor their incredible courage,” Mayor Johnson said Thursday. “It’s fitting that we’re having this event on Sept. 11. What better way to remember the victims and sacrifices that were made on that tragic day and to celebrate the strength and character of our country?”

The parade will also so honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the mayor’s office said.

The parade is being organized by the mayor’s office, the Governor’s Office, state legislative officials, the U.S. Air Force and the National Guard.

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