Uintah High School Remembers 9/11 with Flag Ceremony
By Kristin Forbis, Sep 11, 2020
There are moments in history that leave an impact that resonates throughout generations. Even though the high school students of today were not alive to witness the tragic events of 9/11 it has not stopped them from honoring the fallen from that tragic day. On Thursday morning, Uintah High School students gathered for what has become a treasured tradition. Every year on or near September 11th, the student body of Uintah High School gathers outside at the flag pole for a very special ceremony organized by the Uintah High Student Council. The school’s old flag is retired and a new flag is raised in its place. Once the flag is at full mast the student body recites the pledge of allegiance together in unison and then the flag is lowered to half mast in respect for 9/11. The entire gathering is patriotic with the school choir singing the Star Spangled Banner and the Patriot Guard Riders lining the area with flags. The feeling, however, is one of respect as this is something that many of the students take seriously. Sophomore Caden Adams is one of the Eagle Scouts that helped with the flag ceremony. “I love the reverence it brings to the whole school,” shares Caden. “It makes us come together as one to memorialize a day in history that we were able to see terror and violence and come back with American spirit. It also is a symbol of the patriotism of our school which makes me appreciate the country I live in even as a 15-year-old.” Thanks to the Uintah High Student Council, Patriot Guard Riders, Uintah administration, and student body for setting the example of remembering 9/11.