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School Honors First Responders

Colonial Hills Christian School was one of many local schools that honored first responders today, on the 11-year anniversary of 9-11.

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."

Elizabeth Peters September 12, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Awesome way to celebrate our local heros and remember that each day they put their lives on the line. This day is a sad day and these children take time to honor those that care for us! Great Job and God Bless! Elizabeth Peters

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