Students, staff and parents joined representatives of Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning at Marshdale Elementary School to honor and remember victims of the 9/11 attacks.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 39 raised and saluted the U.S. flag, and principal Christian Kingsbury led students in the Pledge of Allegiance and then spoke to the children.
“I don’t think any of you were born when 9/11 happened,” Kingsbury said to his students. “It was a very sad day. The spirit of those who lost their lives is alive right now with us honoring and remembering them.”
A moment of silence was observed to remember the 3,000 people who died on Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon. The fourth crashed into a Pennsylvania field after heroic passengers thwarted the hijackers.
“I think it’s awesome for the kids to realize and hear about what happened on this day,” said Rob Dorney, an Evergreen Fire/Rescue paramedic.
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