The annual Fort Pierce Central High School 9/11 Ceremony represents an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and area first-responders to come together to honor the victims and survivors of the tragic events that took place on September 11th, 2001. For the ceremony, the Cobra Battalion JROTC flag detail carries the U.S. and Florida State colors to the school flag pole and, to the tune of reveille, raises them to the top of the flag pole (full staff) . Once the colors reach the top, the trumpet player sounds taps and the flag detail lowers the colors to half staff.

Fort Pierce Central High Cobra Battalion flag detail prepares to post colors at 9/11 ceremony.

Fort Pierce Central High Cobra Battalion flag detail prepares to post colors at 9/11 ceremony.

Fort Pierce First- responders join faculty, staff, and students of Fort Pierce Central High for 9/11 ceremony

Fort Pierce First- responders join faculty, staff, and students of Fort Pierce Central High for 9/11 ceremony

After a moment of silence, guest speakers including the Cobra Battalion Cadet Battalion Commander Valerie Cardenas, the JROTC Senior Army Instructor Lieutenant Colonel (US Army retired) Matthew Saxton, and guest speaker Major Tommy White (US Army retired) spoke to the assembly about the horrible events that took place and the importance of honoring those who perished and those who survived.