Madison Central High School holds 9/11 memorial ceremony


Madison Central Air Force JROTC cadets held a memorial ceremony Friday commemorating the civilians and first responders who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, that hit the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon and a field in rural Pennsylvania.


Lt. Col. Randy McCalip said they planned the memorial service for Friday, Sept. 10, so that all school students and faculty could participate. The ceremony started at 8:35 a.m.


Cadet Col. Irene Bishop gave opening and closing remarks at the ceremony where JROTC cadets lowered the flag in front of the school to half staff while taps played at 8:45 a.m., the same time the first plane hit the World Trade Center 20 years ago to the day on Saturday.


A host of First responders from Madison County and the City of Madison were in attendance.


The ceremony also featured a flyover by a medical helicopter.

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