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Dartmouth's Patriot Day Event

Every year the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack brings us back to that horrific day. The majority of our students were not alive when this attack took place, but staff and students alike all take time to think about those that lost their lives and thank first responders, military personnel, and first responders for the sacrifices they have made for our country.


Dartmouth Middle School hosted its fourth annual “9/11 Remembrance” event. Nearly 70 servicemen, women and dignitaries from the City of Hemet, local Fire personnel, Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, American Medical Response and many others were in attendance. Hemet High’s JROTC cadets presented the colors and the Dartmouth choir sang a variety of patriotic songs. Just as the band was finishing the National Anthem, two World War II planes flew over campus from the March Air Force Base. After the performances dignitaries, first responders, military personnel, and veterans gathered in the multipurpose room to eat breakfast provided by Dartmouth staff.


A big thank you to the service men and women that were able to come to events throughout the district in remembrance of September 11th. Thank you to our first responders, military personnel, and veterans for your service to our community and our country.  We appreciate all that you do!


A big thank you to:

Hemet Mayor Mike Perciful and his two sons

Army-veterans and current

Navy-veterans and current

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Hemet Police Department

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department


Flight attendants

Paramedics-EMT and AMR

Fire Fighters-from various local stations

Murrieta Police Department

San Jacinto Police Department

Air Force

National Guard

Beaumont Police Department

Air Force Reserves

Riverside County Sheriff K-9 handler

Vietnam veterans

Families that lost lives while in service from the Esparanza fire.

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