JCS Students Take Part in 9.11 Remembrance

JCS Students Take Part in 9.11 Remembrance
Posted on 09/12/2019
RANSON, W.Va. – Most graduating seniors were not alive on September 11, 2001, when thousands lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, but Jefferson County Schools students were able to take part in a ceremony commemorating that event at the Independent Fire Company in Ranson, W.Va..
The Jefferson High School (JHS) JROTC presented the colors and played taps during the event that featured a moment of silence for the civilians, first responders, and military members who lost their lives in the attacks.
The Washington High School (WHS) Chamber Choir sang the National Anthem and America the Beautiful. 
In the audience, civics students from Washington High School stood in reverence to the flag.
The keynote speaker was Steven Roberts of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 
He was a Unite States marine and was working at the Pentagon the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when the attacks occurred.
He recounted his experience and spoke of the strength and courage of Americans everywhere and how important the unity that followed the attacks was for the nation.
Many schools throughout the county observed a moment of silence this morning, and plan to include announcements throughout the week that help students understand the sacrifice that has been made for our country's freedom. 

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