Members of the Pasadena Fire Department color guard joined hundreds of Memorial High students Friday morning for a ceremonial salute to the heroes of Sept. 11. Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks on the country.
The morning began with a procession of local servicemen led by a bagpipe artist down the red, white and blue lined halls of the school's dining hall.
Assistant Principal Steve Flemming welcomed the honored guests and proceeded with a summary of the events of the attack on the nation. A commemorative wreath was presented by students who were part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus.
"As a department, we felt that we should do something important so that kids could understand the things we take for granted every day," said social studies teacher Terry Sheehan. "We wanted to let them know that those freedoms don't come without sacrifice." Event photos follow.
Members of the Pasadena Fire Department Color Guard raise the flags for a salute.
A bagpipe artist leads the progression of the honored guests down the hall.
Members of the Pasadena Fire Department show their Maverick Spirit.