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Scouts Remember Sept. 9/11

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BSA Parkman Troop 4076 (l-r) Ray Kozelka, Caleb McBride, Aaron Troyer, Aedan Gardner and Eric Rought.(MP Photo/ Troop 4076)

 

Middlefield Cub Scout Pack 3141 held its annual “9/11 Never Forget” ceremony on Sept. 11, the 18th anniversary of the attack on America on 9/11/2001. The ceremony was held at A. J. Jordak and was attended by all of Jordak Elementary school, Mayor Garlich, Pastor Erv of United Methodist Church, veterans from both Burton and Middlefield, Middlefield Fire dept., Geauga Sheriffs and residents of our community.

Veterans and First Responders were among the students and staff during the September 11 Remembrance (MP Photo/CSD)

The ceremony began by ringing the bell in remembrance of the fallen first responders. The Cub Scout color guard posted the colors at half-staff. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all and Mr. Kithcart sang the “Star Spangled Banner”. Pastor Erv gave an invocation and Specialist King, U.S. Army, read the commemorative speech honoring the memory of the 3000 people lost that day at the New York trade centers and vicinity, Flight 93 in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon building. “TAPS” was played and an honorary wreath was laid at the flagpole remembering all lost.

We remember ordinary people sacrificing for strangers. We saw loyalty to friends as the Twin Towers were collapsing. It is worth remembering our character as a nation, our belief in God and each other and our belief in America.

May God bless the memory of those lost and may God bless the United States of America.  We will never forget.

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