JROTC commemorates Sept. 11 with flag ceremony

Only the sound of a bird chirping and the hum of a lone car driving by down the road on a sun-splashed morning broke through the moment of silence during the flag ceremony Navarre High School Navy Junior ROTC unit does each year to commemorate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

More than 2,000 flags (2,977) blew in the light breeze on the lawn in front of the flag pole, each one representing a life lost on perhaps the most tragic day in American history, and members of the VFW, American Legion and Holley-Navarre Fire Department presented wreaths.

Commanding Officer Arianna Clemente-Hunter spoke to those in attendance and talked about how she and fellow cadets were too young to remember the day America watched in horror as two commercial planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and another one into the Pentagon.

A fourth plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania thanks to the heroic efforts of those on board. They fought terrorists off and prevented them from flying the plane into a target many believe would have been the U.S. Capitol.

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Hunter Richardson reads off the names of those who died during Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during the Navarre High School JROTC’s ceremony Friday, Sept. 9.

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