Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Schools Observe Patriot Day

Rose Drive Elementary in Placentia held an assembly at 8 a.m. that will include patriotic songs, a school-wide ceremony to raise the American flag and a message by the principal to help students understand why this day is especially important. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be in attendance along with school families.

In Yorba Linda, Fairmont Elementary School opened the day with an assembly at 8:25 a.m. The student council president will share a speech, a fifth grader will sing a patriotic song, and current/retired members of the armed forces, fire department and police department will be in attendance.

Throughout the district, schools will mark the day by flying flags at half-staff, pausing for a moment of silence in the morning, and paying tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on that fateful day.

Superintendent Dr. Doug Domene commented, “As we approach the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we remember those who lost their lives and their families; and we remember the bravery of the first responders. In a very profound way, they symbolize the American spirit of strength and resiliency. “

Patriot Day is observed each year and was established in 2002 by Presidential Proclamation as a way to remember those brave individuals who lost their lives that day due to terrorist attacks on America.

Next week, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified schools will celebrate Constitution Day to celebrate the signing of America’s Constitution.

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