Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.  Alan Jackson asked us, “Where were you when the world stopped turning that September Day?”  Do you remember where you were? 

I remember exactly where I was – I was the FMS principal and had just entered FISD Administrative Offices for a meeting when I noticed colleagues gathering around a TV.  We spent the next few minutes in silence and disbelief – staring at the TV.  I felt numb.  It was so unimaginable that it was difficult to comprehend. 

The good news is that, not only did America remain strong in the face of massive terrorist attacks, but as a result of this tragedy, Americans had a heightened appreciation for first responders, the men and women who put their lives on the line when the lives of others are in danger.  I offer my thanks and appreciation to all first responders.

As we reflect and remember 9/11 and the significance of this day in our nation’s history, FISD invites students, staff and community to wear Red, White, and Blue this Thursday, September 11, 2014!  All campuses will have a moment of silence immediately following announcements in remembrance of 9/11.

Patriot Day - Wear Red, White, and Blue Thursday!