By dawn’s early light, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Pasadena Police and Fire Departments raised the American flag……a symbol of reflection…a symbol of respect and a symbol of the nation mourning together.
Remarks by Tournament of Roses President, Bob Miller:
Good morning. I’m Bob Miller, President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association joined by Pasadena Police Chief, John Perez, Pasadena Fire Chief, Chad Augustin and the Blair High School JR. ROTC Cadets and First Sergeant Ben Hicks.
Today marks the 20-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, a tragic day in U.S. history.
But today also serves as a day of remembrance of the lives lost in New York City, the Pentagon and flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
Today we commend the heroic actions and courage of the rescue workers, firefighters, police officers and military personal who worked tirelessly at Ground Zero.
By dawn’s early light, we raise the American flag……a symbol of reflection…a symbol of respect and a symbol of the nation mourning together.
Together, let us take a moment of silence to commemorate the lives lost on that September morning.
PAUSE – 10 seconds max
We ask that you take the reverent silence of this moment and remain silent as we disperse.
Blair High School Army Jr. ROTC Color Guard