Members of the Mt. Zion high school choir pictured while singing the national anthem at the Mt. Zion Expo and Taste.
By BLAKE FAITH
The Mt. Zion Expo and Taste returned after a year and a half absence due to the pandemic. The event included multiple fashion shows as well as a 9/11 memorial for the 20th anniversary of the attacks.
The memorial started with a moment of silence. The color guard then followed presenting the colors. What followed was a crowd singing the national anthem together as one. A room full of different people united as one to sign the anthem.
Mt. Zion high school history and choir teacher Rich Hansen came up and gave a speech on the attacks of 9/11. He mentioned the tragedies of the attack, how so many people died that dark day, that we were in a war for over 20 years to protect and not have any more acts of terror and that we will never forget that day. Then students from the Mt Zion high school choir performed their version of the national anthem.
The Expo consisted of two fashion shows. Those fashion shows came from Shop on Main in Decatur and Vine and Grace in Mt. Zion. There was also a show by Michael Scherer.
Perry Lewis was the last of the presenters. Lewis gave a lesson on the importance of conceal carry and situational awareness.