Chattahoochee Technical College marked Patriot Day on Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, with a multi-campus appreciation event to honor the college’s Campus Police Department as well as faculty and students in the college’s Paramedicine and Emergency Medical Services Professions (EMT/AEMT) programs.
“It is appropriate for this recognition to take place on Sept. 11, which is Patriot Day, because it serves as a reminder to all of us about the risk that first responders take every day to serve our communities,” said Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Barry Munday, who organized the event.
“These are the people with specialized training who are the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack,” said Munday. “We thank them for their dedication and selfless commitment to providing help in these emergency situations.”
The Chattahoochee Tech Patriot Day appreciation event was held by way of a video connection between seven of the college’s campuses, with employees and students gathered at each location. Delivering keynote remarks at this event was Chattahoochee Technical College Vice President of Student Affairs Jennifer Nelson.
“It has been 18 years since that tragic day, when attacks occurred on our country,” said Nelson. “We will never forget the events of that day in our country’s history and those who made the ultimate sacrifice – the first responders. At our college, we have over 60 employees and students who have committed their lives to the betterment of others as first responders. They allow all of us to live our daily lives in a healthy, secure and safe environment.”