St. Patrick School celebrated Patriots’ Day with a flag ceremony to remember the victims of the September 11, 2001 attack. The students and staff gathered around the flag pole as members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts raised the flag. The Scouts were led by Marco Condos and Pat Warczak.
The Panther Band performed and the students sang along to the “Star Spangled Banner,” “This is My Country,” and “America the Beautiful.” The 7th and 8th graders were directed by Renee Illa, Ph.D., St. Patrick’s Director of Music and Bands.
Deacon Mike Stabilla led the ceremony with prayer for the souls of the victims of the three attacks, strength for the families who mourn their loss, and for the first responders who saved lives and lost their own. He also prayed that we all resolve to live our lives based on respect for one another and in a peaceful manner. After the ceremony the students each placed a flag around the school and church.
St. Patrick School has held ceremonies every year since 2002 in remembrance of the day and hope for peace in the future.
St. Patrick School’s mission is to provide a program of solid academic instruction with a global outlook rooted in gospel values.