Honoring Fallen Heroes

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Students throughout the district came together as one on Patriot Day and paid tribute to the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. 

Staff and students at John Pearl Elementary School dressed in patriotic colors, recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang patriotic songs. Principal Susan White also joined the students in singing ‘Together, We Can Reach Our Goals,’ the John Pearl Elementary School song. Ms. White talked to the students about patriotism and heroes, past and present, including students’ parents, teachers, local firefighters and members of the police and ambulance services. 

Additionally, staff and students at Helen B. Duffield Elementary School reflected on the brave souls who gave their lives, including two fallen heroes of the community, police officer Glen K. Pettit and firefighter John Napolitano. Principal Lisa Farrell joined staff and students in the school courtyard and together as a school paid their respects to all lives lost.