Patriotic Themed Football Game at Reed High
Hundreds paid tribute in their red, white and blue at Reed High School Friday night to remember 9/11 at a patriotic themed football game.
"After we've had our many years of mourning, it's kind of a great way of remembrance that after this tragedy of America, it kind of destroyed us for a little bit, but it essentially it brought us together in the end to come together and really honor everything we do in America," said Kirsten Kelhetter, a member of the Reed Leadership Team.
Reed Leadership saw this as an opportunity to bring the community together, while having a fundraiser. Throughout the game, 9/11 tribute game shirts and raffle tickets were sold. All of the money collected from the remembrance items at the football game will go towards the charity: Tuesday's Children.
"It's going to help all of the children and families that were affected by 9/11. It's going them. Not just in America, it's going to help the entire worldwide children that were affected by terrorist attacks as well," said Kelhetter.
Sparks firefighters showed some curious community members around their emergency vehicles, while giving a special message.
"It's always important to remember the guys that came before us. The guys that paid the ultimate sacrifice. And we honor them by coming out and talking to the public and remembering what they did and what they stood for," said Captain Darren Jackson with the Sparks Fire Department.
Delana Pennington came out to the tribute game to talk with the firefighters about their commitment to this community.
"They were such an integral part in New York and the Pentagon making sure safe, trying to make things better. And I think that it's also important to remember what an integral part of our community they are all the time. We often times forget how important they are until we need them," said Pennington.
The leadership team says they raised hundreds of dollars at the game.