Marion…. State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) spoke to students and teachers at Unity Christian School on Monday as the school held a ceremony in honor of Patriot Day.
Rep. Severin talked about how incredible of a country the United States is and the importance of patriotism.
“There are still people in other countries that do not have electricity, running water, and other basic things we all take for granted have in our lives,” Severin said. “God has truly blessed the United States and it takes patriots to protect it. We saw this when police officers and firefighters rushed into those burning towers 16 years ago on September 11.”
The representative also spoke about his memory of 9/11 and what the day means to him.
“It is one of those days in our history where anyone you talk to will remember where they were when they heard the news. It was a terrible day, and one you cannot forget, but in the chaos we saw tremendous acts of patriotism which revealed the true character of our country.”