Dripping Springs Patriots Day Ceremony 2019
On Sept. 11, Dripping Springs’ VFWPost 2933 and the American Legion Post 290 observed the 18th Anniversary of the 2001 9/11 attacks on the United States-- NYC World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA-- with a Patriot’s Day observance at Veteran’s Park.
Military veterans and first responders from the North Hays Fire/Rescue ESD#6, Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, North Hays ESD#1 (EMS), and Hays County Sheriff’s Dept. were honored guests.
The ceremony included brief speeches by American Legion Commander Ben Adair and VFW Commander Ronnie G. (Shorty) Barnett, the ringing of “four fives bell,” by North Hays Firefighter Mark Treadway to honor the fallen firefighters of the World Trade Center Towers, and the lowering of the U.S. Flag to half-mast during the playing of echo-taps.