To educate, honor and shine light on the tragic events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, Clear Stream Avenue School held their annual commemoration ceremony on the morning of Sept. 11 outside by the school’s flagpole.
Students and faculty members showed their American pride by wearing red, white and blue in honor of the day and teacher Caroline Reser began the ceremony by singing the National Anthem on the front steps of the school.
Principal John Singleton reflected on the significant day that took place 16 years ago and urged the faculty to share what they remember with students.
“Today it is important to share our history with our students; the next generation,” he said. “So you may not forget and even more important, so you may learn why it is essential for all of us to come together as a community of one. We need to recognize our common threads that bind our tapestry as a nation. For we are a nation of many cultures and of many people.”
Sixth-grade students Tolu Diyaolu, Andrew Lalman and Marilyn Sanchez led the school in the Pledge of Allegiance as students and faculty faced the flagpole. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Roxanne Garcia France were also on hand for the special ceremony and thanked the three students for a job well done.