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Hometown Heroes Honored At Sardis on September 11
September 11 is a day that has taken on great significance in our nation. America has never been the same since the terrorist attacks on our country back in 2001. Each anniversary since, Americans have paused to remember the significance of the day and to honor the memories of the lives that were lost. At Sardis, we especially remember the contributions of the many heroes of that day. This is the second year in a row that the Sardis school family has paused to honor first responders including police, fire fighters and rescue workers who work hard to keep us all safe.
On Friday September 11 2015, multiple public safety officers were invited to participate in a Hometown Heroes Parade. Representatives from the Union County Sherriff’s office came. This included our own Porter Ridge School Resource Officers, the Sherriff’s K-9 unit and leaders. The Union County Public School’s Safety Director was also present. Fire fighters from Monroe and Hemby Bridge also stopped by. Students lined the hallways of Sardis while patriotic music played over the loudspeakers. The heroes walked through the school and were met with cheers, high-fives and handmade cards and posters. One officer said, "If that doesn't touch your heart, there something wrong with you!"
Written by: Blair Austin
Posted: Sep 14, 2015 by Blair Austin