CEDAR CITY–On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, students, staff, teachers, parents, and community members gathered at Fiddlers Elementary to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11. The students now in attendance at Fiddlers were not yet born on September 11, 2001. Nonetheless, they have grown up being told the stories of heroism and heartache of that fateful day.
Under the direction of 3rd grade teacher Scott Perkins, Fiddlers held its 15th commemorative event. The SUU Aviation Flight School kicked off the program with a helicopter Fly By followed by Principal Michelle Jones welcoming those present. The Cedar City Police Department then presented the Colors followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem performed by the Canyon View High School Madrigal Choir.
As tradition dictates, the ringing of the Memorial Bell was sounded by 5th graders Daxton Whicker and Brea Chamberlain, followed by a moment of silence. Travis Fullmer then shared with those in attendance the story of the writing of the National Anthem and patriotic thoughts by Presidents George Washington and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Fullmer served with the 222 in Iraq. He currently serves as a Major in the Medical Command Unit (MEDCOM).
As the finale, the CVHS Madrigal Choir performed “America the Beautiful,” followed by the students of FIddlers Elementary singing “God Bless The USA” before returning to class
CAPTION: Major Travis Fullmer and Cedar City Police officers Travis Carter and Jerry Womack