Remembering Sept. 11
On Patriot Day, Sept. 11, South Florida State College (SFSC) students, employees, and community members gathered at the flagpoles on the Highlands Campus for a special ceremony to remember the victims, firefighters, and first responders who lost their lives in 2001, as well as honor those who continue to protect us and keep our nation safe.
Dr. Michael McLeod, dean of academic support, opened the ceremony with a special focus on the firefighters and first-responder trainees who were present in uniform. At 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the twin towers on 9/11, a fire truck sounded its siren which heralded a two-minute time of reflection followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Ben Carter, adult education special projects coordinator, reflected on the 13th anniversary of the attacks.
The commemoration was intended to ensure that the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, are never forgotten and to show appreciation for firefighters, law enforcement officers, medical support personnel, parole officers, veterans, counselors, and emergency medical technicians.
Ben Carter, Adult Education Special Projects Coordinator.
Dr. Michael McLeod, Dean of Academic Support.