Middletown High School's Air Force JROTC held a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday morning in commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
At 7:30 a.m., hundreds of students stood outside the high school while the cadets raised the U.S. flag and then lowered it to half-staff, followed by a moment of silence and the playing of "Taps."
The high school's Air Force JROTC have held the ceremony since 2002.
This year's senior class would have been 4- or 5-years-old on Sept. 11, 2001, when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives during the attacks in which terrorists flew hijacked commercial airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. A fourth plane headed for Washington crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pa., after its passengers fought to overcome the hijakers.
Check out our photo gallery from today's ceremony at Middletown High School by clicking on the link to the left.