HURON — The Huron Federal Employees observed the 16th anniversary of September 11 —“Patriot Day” — by inviting all federal employees for a flag raising ceremony Monday in front of the Huron Federal Building.
Members of the National Guard HHC 153rd Engineering, SPC Taylor Jans and 1LT Jeffrey Marshall, raised the flag in the ceremony.
Bev Helm, who works with Western Area Power Aministration, welcomed everyone, reflecting on the events that occurred 16 years ago and how it has affected the nation.
“Remember the past, but don’t let it keep us from our future,” Helm said. “This date serves as a reminder of our support for our flag and country.”
Helm then led the group in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
A minute of silence was observed to reflect on the spirit of this day. Everyone sang “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America,” and the ceremony concluded with the song, “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).
Members of the National Guard HHC 153rd Engineering, SPC Taylor Jans and 1LT Jeffrey Marshall, take part in a flag raising ceremony in observance of the 16th anniversary of September 11 — Patriot Day. Far left is Bev Helm, who moderated the program.