Dr. Phillips HS students honor 9/11
Posted on 09/11/2019
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The cadets from Dr. Phillips High School Air Force Junior ROTC held their sixth annual Memorial Tribute to commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Faculty, staff, teachers, and students joined in the event which was held at the south campus flagpoles this morning.

The ceremony included raising the flag during the playing of the National Anthem. The JROTC cadets were proud to have Sergeant Menachem Green of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office participate as the keynote speaker. Sgt. Green was fresh out of boot camp as a Private in the United States Army Reserves at the age of 19 when he volunteered to work at ground zero in the days after 9/11. He talked to the students about his experiences, as well as his drive to serve his community. He became an active duty member of the U.S. Army after 9/11 and has continued to serve the Orange County community for the last 13 years as a deputy sheriff.

Representatives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Orlando Police Department, the Orlando Fire Department and Orange County Fire Rescue also attended. The ceremony concluded with a moment of silence and the playing of taps near the time the first aircraft flew into Tower 1 of the World Trade Center in New York City.

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