Pickens law and emergency personnel gathered on a sunny mid-morning this Friday, September 9 to honor those who died in the 9/11 tragedy that killed nearly 3,000 people.
The poignant service began with sheriff’s officers raising the small tattered flag that hung at the Pickens County Adult Detention ten years ago on the day the World Trade Center Twin Towers collapsed.
After local head of the Disabled American Veterans chapter Von Hinton spoke about the events of 9/11, the frayed flag was taken down and replaced by a larger, new flag in a beautiful presentation ceremony.
Pickens County Officer Joe McDonald then spoke to law enforcement and emergency personnel in attendance about the strength and fortitude of the American people, saying the new flag represented the past, present and future of America.
The ceremony closed with Pickens County Dept. Scott King playing a moving piece on bagpipes.
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Explorers and Pickens High School students Stephanie Allen, Amber Huseby and Kyla Warth helped with the flag presentation ceremony.