Representatives from the fifth-grade class raise the flag
Representatives from the fifth-grade class raise the flag

Remembering 9/11

The San Miguel School held a ceremony in commemoration of the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. Led by the fifth graders and Academic Dean Mrs. Soltys, the entire school was present to join in singing the national anthem, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and salute the flag. The fifth-graders also recited poetry in tribute to the 9/11 victims.

Below, 7th-grader Daegan reflects on 9/11 and the impact it has made on his life:

"An important time in my life was on September 11, 2001. Now I know what you're thinking: he was only two when the planes hit the twin towers. How do I remember anything from that day? Well, that answer is easy. I don't. But my mother and family do. My mom will tell me the story, holding my big sister who was four, and me on the floor crying, as the country we loved was under attack. And she would tell us about the real heroes of that day. The firefighters, the medical personnel, the police, and how the regular people did extremely heroic things like give blood and time, not just money.

Every year, my family talks about that day. We go with my mom and stepfather and watch them give blood. Then, at dinner, we take a moment to remember what 9/11 means to us and why we are thankful to be Americans."