Hudson Prairie honors everyday heroes
Hudson Prairie Elementary has a tradition of gathering at the flagpole on Sept.11 to honor and recognize the everyday heroes that make our country a great one.
Before the flag was raised, Master Sgt.(ret.) Retired DeLong spoke about the flag and its symbols. The color red on the flag signifies hardiness and valor—working hard for what you believe in. White signifies purity and innocence—Doing the right thing. Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice—not giving up.
Hudson Prairie students were joined by Hudson Police, St. Croix EMS, St. Croix County Sheriff's office, Hudson Fire Department and active and veteran service members. Students shared speeches on what it means to be a hero.
George Steele wrote, "A hero helps people in danger."
Molly Peterson said, "Some people think that heroes are Superman or Wonder Woman. But to me a hero is standing up to people who are mean."
A hero to Norah Keech is "Someone who helps people because they care."