HURON — Huron federal Employees marked the 17th anniversary of the events that took place September 11, 2001, in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.
The organizers marked “Patriot Day” by inviting all the employees for a flag raising ceremony in front of the Huron Federal Building at 8:30 a.m., for “A Moment of Remembrance.”
While members of the National Guard HHC 153rd Engineering raised the U.S. flag, everyone was invited to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Bev Helm welcomed everyone, reflecting upon the events that occurred 17 years ago and how it has affected everyone’s lives and the country today.
“Remember the past, but don’t let it keep us from our future,” she told the assembled group.
9/11 serves as a reminder of support for the flag and country and Helm then led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”
A minute of silence was observed to reflect upon the spirit of this day and all were invited to join in singing “God Bless America.” The ceremony concluded with “God Bless the USA.”
Following the ceremony, “Patriotic Muffins” and commemorative memorial cards were given to everyone. This program was sponsored by the Huron Interagency Federal Employees Program Council (FEPC).
PHOTOS COURTESY OF BEV HELM (EMPLOYEES) AND GREG VASELAAR (FLAG RAISING)
Employees of the Federal Building in Huron took time Tuesday morning to remember the “Patriot Day” events of Sept. 11, 2001, with a flag raising, conducted by members of the National Guard 153rd Engineering Division.