9-11 remembered with Commemoration Ceremony

Kaye Ricks directs the Winslow High School Choir while they sing “America the Beautiful.”

Keli Cornnell conducted the Winslow High School band while they played each branch of the military’s patriotic song.

Mayor Jim Boles delivered the Invocation and was followed by the Winslow High School Choir who sang, “America the Beautiful” under the direction of Kaye Ricks.

The Mayor introduced special guest speakers who included Walter Felt, representing Congressman Rick Renzi, and Senator Jack Brown. Both men spoke briefly on 9-11. The Mayor also introduced and recognized Holbrook’s Mayor Bryan Smithson.

Winslow Fire Department Chief Boney Candaleria and Winslow Police Department Chief Stephen Garnett both spoke briefly paying tribute to all the fallen heroes in America.

The Color Guard for the evening was made up from different individuals from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Winslow Police Officers, Winslow Fire Fighters, Department of Correction Officers, Navajo County Sheriff’s Deputies, Girl Scout Brownie Troop No. 2354, a Boy Scout Troop and the Hopi High School Academy.

The color guard removed the old flag and presented it to Councilwoman Rodriguez.

The new flag was passed from member to member of the color guard. The Fire Department and the Winslow Police Department raised the new flag. A moment of silence was observed and the crowd then recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Brenda Hayes, Mary Alice Hayes and Tanly Matich sang the national anthem, which was followed by a reading of names of those serving in the armed forces from Winslow.

The Mayor thanked everyone for attending and was followed by Manny Hernandez who read a prayer.

The closing song was sung by Paige Randall and Tanly Matich.

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