Local Elementary School Honors 9/11

By Daniel Temple

September 11, 2008

September 11. A day for remembrance.

Certainly it was for Elon Elementary as students and faculty stood outside the school and cheered as a caravan of police cars, fire trucks and ambulances drove by.

The air was filled with sirens and applause. Cars honked, flags waved and a small section of 4th graders even began a chant of “U.SA! U.SA! U.S.A!”

Elon Elementary student shows his support for the memory of 9/11

Elon Elementary student shows his support for the memory of 9/11

The occasion was in honor of those who were lost 7 years ago at the World Trade Center in New York City.

In total, close to 3,000 people were lost in the tragedy, including many of New York’s policemen and firemen. On this day, people all across the country pay homage to these men and women. The painful memories of the past will never be forgotten, but it is because of demonstrations like that at Elon Elementary, we as a nation can remember with honor.

And as questions of war, economic turmoil and political turbulence swirl around us. At least for one day, we can look at the future of America, with their eyes shining, faces grinning and flags waving, and be filled with optimism and pride.

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One Comment on “Local Elementary School Honors 9/11”

  1. andersj Says:

    Hobie, this is excellent community reporting. People love to read about local celebrations and to see what schoolchildren are doing. Congratulations on continuing to be one of the smart people to get out and capture community news to add to your portfolio!


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