Archer Street School shows American pride on 9/11

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From faculty to students, the patriotic spirits of everyone were on full display at Archer Street Elementary School on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Teachers escorted their classes to the front lawn for a morning assembly that not only celebrated American pride, but also honored the lives lost on the tragic day. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Principal Paula Lein spoke to the students and teachers about the importance of the day and about how we must always remember its impact and the courage of thousands of rescuers.

Lein then directed everyone’s attention to the American flag, which was raised to half-mast and saluted. A moment of silence was observed in honor of the lives that were lost, and “Proud to be an American” was played, with many children putting their hands over their hearts to signify respect and national pride.

“Much has changed in the 13 years since our country was attacked,” Lein said. “But what remains constant is our commitment to liberty and the love of this great country.”