Miss Cook County Outstanding Pre-Teen attends Bartlett’s 9-11 Ceremony

Miss Cook County Outstanding Pre-Teen 2011 Arielle Christopher, age 12, listened closely as a solemn proclamation was read by Bartlett Village President Michael E. Kelly at the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony held at Bartlett Village Hall, 228 South Main Street, Bartlett, Illinois, Sunday, September 11, 2011.

The Village of Bartlett joined cities across the country in a solemn tribute to September 11, 2001.  The community recognized and remembered the victims, heroes, and families whose lives were changed forever by the terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania approximately ten years ago this Sunday.

“I think the ceremony was an important way to remember all of the people who died on that tragic day” said Miss Christopher.  “I pray these innocent victims will rest in peace.”Miss Christopher attended the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony to pay respect to the victims who died on September 11, 2001.  She also appeared at the ceremony to support Bartlett Heritage Days, an annual community-wide fall festival designed to honor and celebrate Bartlett’s rich history.

Miss Cook County Outstanding Pre-Teen greeted several attendees at the event.  She also posed for photos with Village President Michael E. Kelly and Chief of Police Kent Williams.

The event included the reading of a proclamation, a flag ceremony, a moment of silence, a rifle salute, the playing of “Taps”, and the singing of “America the Beautiful” by the Bartlett International Chorus.

Miss Christopher is a representative of the Miss Cook County Scholarship Program.  Arielle will travel in her year of service throughout Cook County to serve her community as a goodwill ambassador.  Arielle’s platform is to support the needs of children from low-income families through community service.  For more information about Miss Cook County Outstanding Pre-Teen 2011, visit http://www.misscookcounty.org or Email: misscookcopt1@yahoo.com.