Council honors Fullerton man for 9/11 memorial

By Lou Ponsi Orange County Register

Townley at his memorial File photo by Mindy Schauer

Townley at his memorial File photo by Mindy Schauer

The City Council last week honored a resident who has gone to great lengths to memorialize one of the darkest day’s [sic – days] in the nation’s history.

Scott Townley, a Fullerton resident who has been erecting a memorial on the front lawn of his home on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks each year for the past 14 years, was named volunteer of the month by Mayor Doug Chaffee.

With help from family and friends, Townley displays thousands of miniature crosses, each representing a victim, turning his front lawn into a blanket of red, white and blue.

The display is up for a week and usually comes down the morning of September 12.

Word of the memorial has spread over the years to the point where a steady flow of visitors drop by to pay homage all week long.

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