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Western Center Honors Patriots Day Heroes

Members of the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center’s Protective Services classes (at top) raise the flag Monday outside the school on Graterford Road in Limerick, during a Patriots Day ceremony Monday morning

LIMERICK PA – With drill-like precision, under a brightly shining sun, and accompanied at one poignant moment by the somber sound of “Taps,” students in Protective Services classes at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center with musical assistance from the Spring-Ford Area High School Band paid tribute Monday morning (Sept. 11, 2017) to both fallen and living heroes during a ceremony marking the 16th anniversary of terrorist attacks on New York City.

Western Center Honors Patriots Day Heroes

School leaders and invited guests, including officers from the Limerick Police Department and volunteers from the Limerick Fire Company, were on hand to speak to – and receive applauded thanks from – WMCTC’s student body

The center’s student body, consisting of those who attend the Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford Area, and Upper Perkiomen school districts, took up positions on the low hills surrounding the center entrance and watched quietly and respectfully as the ceremony progressed. The crowd observed a moment of silence for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedies at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville PA. Then it provided long applause for first responders in attendance, including officers of the Limerick Police Department, volunteers from the Limerick Fire Company, and service members in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Protective Services unit students at the Western Center marched in to the ceremony with drill-like precision

Photos by The Post Publications

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