Kolmar Avenue School honored and thanked all of the first responders across the country, throughout Illinois as well as the Oak Lawn and Hometown communities for the important work that they do each day to keep citizens safe.
Kolmar students continued their Sept. 11 tradition and raised the American flag and 9/11 commemoration flag to half-mast in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Principal David Creech gave a speech about why the school continues this tradition.
“In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, in memory of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Patriot Day is an observance to honor the 2,993 people who lost their lives in the attacks on the United States,” he said. “This morning, we are assembled here to recognize this important anniversary.
“Kolmar Avenue School would like to thank all of those first responders across the country, throughout Illinois and here in the Oak Lawn and Hometown communities for the important work that they do each day to keep us safe”
Fifth-grade students Patrick Gal and Jakob DeFosset helped raise the American flag and an 9/11 commemoration flag. A moment of silence was held and the students recited the Pledge of Allegiance.