Remembering the Cost of Freedom

Neshoba County's vocational-technical students and faculty Monday paid tribute to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

The event also remembered two Neshoba County soldiers lost in the war in Iraq.

The families of Joshua Ladd and Matt Stovall were presented with roses as part of this year's memorial.

"We take so much for granted. We tell the kids, 'you're sitting here in an air conditioned room. Our guys are fighting in really, really hot weather.' they're putting up with a lot so that we can be here with our freedom," said Sandy Wedgeworth, one of the program's organizers.

Wedgeworth said adults also need the reminder to appreciate the sacrifices made by many American families.

Neshoba County Vo-Tech presents the program each year on or near the anniversary of 9/11.