Wednesday Sep 09 2009
Students hosting Sept. 11 event
By: Gloria Beverage
Area first responders to be honored Friday
Students in Colfax High School’s Leadership Class are planning a tribute to first responders — law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel — as well as military personnel and veterans. The tribute will be held during Colfax High School’s first home football game — on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack of the U.S. First responders will receive free admission to Friday night’s game. A picture identification card from their place of employment will be requested, however. Everyone attending the game will be given a small American flag. During half-time ceremonies, the first responders will be invited down on the field. Ceremonies include a song and a short speech honoring those who have served and continue to serve our country, noted Emilee Bodily, a representative of the Leadership Class. In addition, the student body is being encouraged to wear red, white and blue to school on Friday. Donation jars are being placed throughout the campus and during the game to offer assistance to victims of the 49 Fire in Auburn. raise the flag Residents and businesses are being encouraged to display an American flag on the eighth anniversary of one of this country’s worst tragedies. The display is meant to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain and to those who are fighting at home and abroad to preserve the freedom of American citizens.