Holy Name Students Attend Remembrance

50 students of Holy Name School attended Wednesday's ceremony remembering 9-11. (Photo by Pat Blair)
50 students of Holy Name School attended Wednesday's ceremony remembering 9-11. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Among those attending the remembrance ceremonies at Sheridan's fire station Wednesday morning were 50 students from Holy Name School.

Mary Legler, who's principal of the school, said most of them were in fifth through eighth grade, and she explained why they came.

Sheridan Fire and Rescue has held the memorial ceremony every year since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, to remember those who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash in Shanksville, PA.

Aunie Johnson, who brought her children to the event, said she comes every year, in part because her husband is a firefighter with Sheridan Fire and Rescue.

Also on hand was Christi Haswell, who said the attended the event both as a Sheridan County commissioner and as a private citizen.

Ceremonies started shortly before 8 a.m. and included the ringing of a bell at 7:59 a.m., the time that the South Tower collapsed. Shortly after that, a flight of doves was released.

After the ceremony, those who attended were invited into the fire station for conversation and refreshments.

Firefighters and law enforcement line up on the apron of Sheridan Fire and Rescue. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Firefighters and law enforcement line up on the apron of Sheridan Fire and Rescue. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Bob Wyatt played the bagpipes as part of the ceremony. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Bob Wyatt played the bagpipes as part of the ceremony. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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