Adena Elementary Remembers 9/11

Adena Elementary Remembers 9/11
Posted on 09/21/2017
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adena remembersAdena Elementary School students and staff gathered in the front of the school to remember 9/11 and honor Patriot Day. Principal John Mattingly said, “We have gathered together because it is Patriot Day, an annual observance of September 11th, to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.”

The ceremony began with Girl Scout Troop 47739 helping to raise the flag to half-staff while the attendees joined together to sing the National Anthem. A moment of silence followed.

Mattingly also spoke about the importance of Patriot Day, saying, “Today is also a day to celebrate Patriotism. It is a time to celebrate the pride that we have in being citizens of the United States of America.”

Every student carried a flag, which they waived proudly during the singing of “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood. Special guests included School Resource Officer Jim Berling and members of the West Chester Fire Department.

Adena was not alone in remembering the events of September 11th. Schools throughout the district took time to honor Patriot Day. At Cherokee Elementary, Mrs. Leslie King’s fourth grade class wrote letters to New York City police officers and firefighters to thank them for their service and honor the fallen heroes of that day.