2011 September - 9-11 Ceremony
September 11, 2011

The tenth anniversary of 9-11 attack marked a point in history. A special remembrance was held at the healing garden of Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Scout slipped out of t-shirts and into uniform shirts for 12:30 p.m.

Well attended by Scouts, firefighters, and citizens from DeKalb County, a line of fire engines parked nearby highlighted by “big John” the county’s highest snorkel unit, which raised a giant American flag 100+ feet above the ceremony site.

A contingent of uniformed firefighters flanked by hundreds of Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts gathered in the garden. Flags filled the area as speakers reflected on the significance of the event. Bagpipes and drums provided music, a chorale of high school students provided song, a bell ringing and 21-gun salute added drama. It was a time in history marked well by a moving remembrance. Something the boys will never forget.
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