In remembrance: HutchCC Fire Science department honors the lives lost on 9/11

Photos by Kenneth Ryan/Collegian Photo Editor

By Felix Johnson / Digital Content Coordinator

Sept. 11th, 2001, will always be a day that lives in the memory of every American.

Our lives were changed forever by those planes crashing into the twin World Trade Center towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, and an empty Pennsylvania field.

Most traditional students at Hutchinson Community College do not remember that day. Most of them were infants, toddlers or not born yet, who would never truly understand the weight of that early morning.

Hutchinson Community College fire science instructor  Jeff Deal’s words to remind us to never forget what happened had a profound impact on not just the students, but anyone who was at the Friday ceremony at the fire science building.

Four students acted as the Honor Guard for the ceremony, placing a fireman’s uniform at the foot of the flag, which was at half mast. The boots and jackets were a reminder of the lives lost during multiple rescue missions. The uniform was more than enough for attendees to “Never Forget.”

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