A Hero’s Welcome
About 25 area heroes were honored Monday morning by third graders at Williams Elementary School. This is the sixth year the school has recognized emergency response personnel and military representatives in remembrance of 9/11. The guests enjoyed breakfast and then each introduced themselves to the students. Fayetteville firefighter Jeremy Oxford and his daughter, Addyson, left, and Eric Blakemore, a veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps, and his children, Hudson and Cheyenne, go through the breakfast line.