Letter: Kaneland parents have reason to be proud

By on September 23, 2010

This morning (Sept. 10), I was honored and thankful to have attended the Kaneland High School fire science 9-11 Observance.

It was wonderfully done. The students representing the program and local fire departments were respectful and professional in the flag raising and lowering to half-mast.

The group that sang the “Star Spangled Banner” were as good or better than most of the singers at professional sporting events.

The fireman from the Sugar Grove Fire Department that emceed the ceremony gave a moving and heartfelt memorial honoring the firefighters and police, who did more than their duty on that horror-filled day, racing into a doomed building to guide the victims to safety, saving thousands with their own lives.

I thank the school for inviting Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 to attend their ceremony as guests and witnesses. Kaneland parents, you can be proud of your young people.

Jim Elgar