8th Graders attend Patriot Day Ceremony
We were honored that our 8th graders were asked to participate in the Patriot’s Day Ceremony at O’Fallon’s City Hall on September 11, 2020. The ceremony was held at the location where salvaged steel from the New York City’s World Trade Center had been destroyed on 9-11-2001.
When our 8th graders arrived, they were asked to distribute long-stemmed white and red carnations to all visitors to the ceremony. You’ll notice that our students were out of out of uniform because it was “picture day” at school.
The event was dedicated to first responders, the police, firefighters and paramedics who stepped forward to rescue victims of the attacks in 2001, and the victims and their families. The ceremony included O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy and O’Fallon Police Chief Tim Clothier, a moment of silence, a rifle salute and the placing of the wreath by the Police, Fire and Ambulance District Honor Guard.
At the end of the ceremony, our students and other visitors were asked to place flowers at the memorial, where the wreath was laid. Our 8th graders commented that it was a solemn occasion with a message of working together for peace.