PERRYSBURG — On Monday at 8:40 a.m., students and staff in the Criminal Justice and Firefighter programs at Penta Career Center conducted a Patriot Day ceremony.
The ceremony included the national anthem, student remarks, a student read poem, an honor guard flag tribute, and playing of taps. In addition, the VFW Walbridge Post #9963 conducted a 21-gun salute and the Perrysburg Township and Pemberville fire departments displayed the American flag between their ladder trucks.
The guest speaker was Thomas Brice, fire chief of Perrysburg Township.
This is Penta’s 16th year of organizing a Patriot Day Ceremony for students and staff.
Rylie Garcia (Lake) from the Medical Technologies Academy sang the national anthem.
The Penta Public Safety Honor Guard participants included Alexis Kiss (Lake), and Logan Russell (Rossford), from the Criminal Justice program; and Hannah Musgrave (Perrysburg), Dylan Goss (Lake), and Dana Switzenberg (Perrysburg), all from the Firefighter program.
All students participating in the ceremony were members of SkillsUSA, a student leadership organization.
The Black Swamp Bagpipes and Drums also performed and pilots from the National Experimental Aviation Association Chapter #582, Air America Aviation Services and Aerial Ads, flew over during the ceremony.