Patriot Day

I would like to thank the Glenview firefighters who took time out of their busy day to attend Tuesday’s Patriot Day flag raising. Glenview police officers Joel Detloff, Jim Foley, and John Calvey were also in attendance. Willowbrook parent & Des Plaines firefighter, Jarred Milton, came in his dress uniform. And we had a return appearance from Des Plaines police officer Dustin Kauth (Mrs. Kauth’s husband).


Following our National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, I shared some thoughts on this National Day of Service and Remembrance. We talked about what it takes to be a Patriot and who we were remembering today.

I told the students that a small group of men tried to hurt America 17 years ago. Patriots, like our firefighters, police, paramedics, and soldiers came to the rescue. American were scared, but we took care of each other. We all helped each other on that day. We remember the people hurt on September 11 and the bravery of the Patriots who helped that day. This is a day to be proud of our country, our people, and our community.

In honor of Patriot day, I challenge all students to reach out and thank a Patriot. Shake the hand of a police officer or fireman/woman they see on the street. Thank a soldier for his/her service.

We close our flag raising by singing the first verse of My Country ‘Tis of Thee, followed by a moment of silence.

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