2017-09-13 / Opinion

Four County Honors 9-11 Fallen

Four County Career Center students took time from their school day, Monday, Sept. 11, to honor the people who died during the 9-11 terrorist attacks 16 years ago.

The tribute was held at the flagpole in front of the school by FCCC students, with their instructors, from the fire & rescue and law enforcement & security tactics programs.

A Color Guard of students from the law enforcement program lowered the U.S. and Ohio flags on the flagpoles in front of the Career Center to half staff. Among those on the Color Guard was Noah Blankenship, Archbold.

Present for the ceremony were representatives from the Archbold and Napoleon police departments, Henry County Sheriff Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Ridgeville Fire Department.

It’s entirely appropriate that the ceremony was held at a school. It is how boys and girls learn about historic events and how they changed America. It teaches them to honor and respect the fallen, that we must remain vigilant, and that we must never forget.

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