South Jordan Middle School students gathered early Tuesday for a “Sunrise Salute to Patriots’ Day.”

Students paid tribute to members of the military and first responders with a flag ceremony, a moment of silence, a performance by the school’s choir and a singalong. The school said the event makes sure students who weren’t born at the time understand the impact the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks had on the nation.

Three thousand flags were on display at Skyline High School in Millcreek in honor of those lost in the attacks.