September 11th Football at GHS

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 5:42pm

On September 11, 2001, we witnessed unthinkable acts of terrorism within the boundaries of the United States.  Since that day, September 11 has been designated as Patriot’s Day and serves as a time to remember those who were lost on that day and to honor those who continue to fight for our freedoms. Honoring 9/11 in conjunction with a big football game is an opportunity to demonstrate respect as a community and is a positive learning experience for our students.  We are obligated to be sensitive to the wide range of emotions.  In addition to the historic significance of 9/11, Glenelg High School is celebrating its new concession stand.  Several distinguished guests, including our HC County Executive and our HCPSS Superintendent, will attend. Of course, an important highlight of the special events will be some great football! 

Our River Hill High School students have opted to honor the national commemoration by wearing red, white and blue.  Many students have asked if they could carry the United States flag.  Both GHS and RHHS administration agree that it is certainly a day that we want to recognize our pledge to American freedoms and ideals and that the flag is truly an appropriate symbol.  We also want to acknowledge school spirit and sportsmanship, so our students will also wave the River Hill HS hawk flags. 

As we have done on this day for in the past, let us demonstrate to the world, that we, the community of River Hill, stand united with our nation as we celebrate democracy in the land of the free and the home of the brave.