Students in Glen Cove's public schools marked the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Tuesday with reverent ceremony, announcements and patriotic song.
Children at the city's four elementary schools recited the Pledge of Allegiance and observed a moment of silence as flags were brought to half-staff.
At , the student body and faculty surrounded the flagpole as fourth-graders Mia Martinez and Ayana Garcia led them in singing "God Bless America."
The school's , Martin Malone, read the names of students born on the date and encouraged all to perform an act of kindness for someone in need of help.
Students at and heard announcements emphasizing the day's meaning, and high schoolers paid tribute at the school's memorial created last year.
The memorial features an I-beam segment taken from the World Trade Center rubble by the late Peter Curly, a police officer and first responder on Sept. 11, 2001.