As the sun rose high into the sky 12 years ago, we watched a symbol of our nation's success fall when terrorist attacks brought down the Twin Towers.
On the anniversary of the day nearly 3,000 Americans, many first responders, lost their lives, Morgan Mill ISD gathered Wednesday to raise another symbol — the American Flag.
With help from the Woodmen of the World, Morgan Mill ISD erected a new flagpole in the end zone of the football field and raised a new flag to half mast in honor of 9/11.
Buddy Price and Gene Cowan were on hand from the Woodmen of the World. Both said it was an honor to help the school district with their flag.
"I live in Stephenville and was driving by one day when I noticed the flag flying on campus was old and tattered," Cowan said. "I turned around and came back to speak with Mr. (Dean) Edwards about us donating a new one."
Price said the organization donates more than 200 flags to various non-profit organizations across the state and around the country. He told the crowd of more than 100 residents and students Wednesday he was proud to be a part of an organization that does such things.
There was a moment of silence following the singing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance. Price and Superintendent Dean Edwards thanked area first responders for their service to the community.
After the ceremony, the students remembered those perished on Sept. 11, 2001 by placing flags into the ground on the football field.