East Lee students honor victims of 9/11
East Lee County High School held its annual Patriots Day ceremony at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 outside the main entrance at the flagpole.
Retired Maj. Rodney Walden, a senior Army instructor at the school, said the program was a solemn and dignified ceremony that was hosted by the school's Leadership Academy students and staff.
"For the past seven years, the staff and students have worked together to demonstrate their respect and admiration to those who perished or were injured on Sept. 11, 2001," he said. "In addition, it is an opportunity to signify to the East Lee County High community that the students and staff hold all of those patriots who have gone forth in defense of our nation in the highest esteem."
The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps from the Leadership Academy conducted a Color Guard and an Honor Guard for the wreath laying ceremony. The brigade commander was the keynote speaker.