Colonial Hills Christian School showed their appreciation to local first responders today by treating them to a feast in their honor. The school invited all of the area police, fire and first responders to a lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The school has been honoring local heroes in this way every year since the original 9-11.
"We're proud of our tradition of continuously appreciating our first responders and giving them something special to remember the day by," David Hicks said, Colonial Hills principal.
The school's student government organize and participate in the event, Hicks said, but other students at the school also get involved.
"The kids love doing this," he said. "They love seeing the guys in uniform. They also appreciate getting out of school to give out the invitations," Hicks joked.
In years past, there have been about 100 first responders who come out and eat lunch.
"It's our way of saying thanks," he said. "Here's a meal; thanks for what you do."