Union Hill School hosts local heroes while remembering Sept. 11 with Patriot Day | TheUnion.com

Union Hill School hosts local heroes while remembering Sept. 11 with Patriot Day

Union Hill seventh-grade student, and Boy Scout, Tyler Martindale, left, holds the American flag, while being assisted by U.S. Army Veteran Jeff Boundy, and Boy Scout Logan Schwartz, in raising the flag during Thursday morning's Patriot Day ceremony in honor of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Submitted photo/Kim Adams |

Union Hill School observed Patriot Day Thursday morning in memory of the 2,993 people who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

“Patriot Day is our recognition of the patriotic heroes of that infamous day,” Union Hill Principal Joe Limov said in his speech to students. “Patriot Day also recognizes the heroes that came before then that founded our country and throughout our history served our country in times of peace and times of strife. Patriot Day is also the recognition that in the future men and women will demonstrate a love of country, a love of its people and a love of its land that will have them sacrifice for the greater good.

“Today we have with us members of the Ophir Hill Fire Department and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department. As our guests at this ceremony, we thank them for their service to our school, our county, our state and our country. When we see these firemen and peace officers on our school campuses and in our community, it makes us proud … it makes us feel patriotic. We thank you and applaud you for the safety and protection you provide us.”

In addition to Limov’s introduction to Patriot Day, the ceremony included readings of student poems, “The American Hero” and “The Heart of America, the raising of the American flag by Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, while the Union Hill School band performed “The Star Spangled Banner,” the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the Union Hill School song.

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