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Ferrell Elementary Students Remember and Honor 9/11

By Staff | Sep 16, 2010

Ferrell students display our American flags in hopes “We Will Never Forget”

PICTURE ROCKS – On September 10th, at the Ferrell Elementary School in Picture Rocks, students and staff were encouraged to dress in our country’s proud colors of red, white, and blue in remembrance of 9/11. “To Remember is to Honor” is the quote adopted by the Ferrell Elementary students and staff. One of the most unimaginable tragedies in American history, 9/11, was remembered in the classrooms at Ferrell.

All Ferrell staff involved their classes in discussions pertaining to the 9/11 tragedies. Activities were performed in various rooms throughout the day. Students in Mrs. Mary Smith’s first grade class read the book “September 12th-We Knew Everything Would Be All Right” that was written and illustrated by first grade students in Missouri. Mrs. Carol Mordan’s third grade students participated in a discussion centered on the book One Nation American Remembers Sept. 11, 2001.

Mr. Pat Fortin showed his fifth grade students a video clip on “United Streaming on Remembering 9/11” and discussed why it happened and how it affected our country. Then the students did an acrostic poem on Freedom. Most of these students were only two years old when 9/11 occurred so we want them to know what happened here.

Two student poems that were written poignantly sum up universal sentiment of 9/11, and of our country’s soldiers who strive to keep us and other countries safe.

Boy Acrostic Poem

Fighting for our rights

Remember what they do

Everybody’s free because of our soldiers

Embedded in our memory

Didn’t think about themselves

Our country stays free

More than just a person

Girl Acrostic Poem

Fighting with all our might for our country.

Really thankful for the brave ones.

Everyone should be happy for what we have.

Everything we have is because of our heroes.

Dead heroes shall be honored too.

Over the U.S. land we shall be proud.

Mighty soldiers keep us safe.