The commemorated the tenth anniversary of 9/11 by holding individual ceremonies at each school Friday and Monday.
The unveiled a piece of an I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center site. It was donated by the family of NYPD Sergeant Peter Curly, who was a member of the city’s Emergency Services Unit and first responder, according to a news release. A formal dedication ceremony will be held Friday, in which the beam will be permanently placed in the school’s lobby for continued display.
Both and Elementary Schools held ceremonies by their respective flagpoles. Gribbin Principal Francine Santoro read a poem to her students, while two flags honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11 were unfurled and displayed at Landing.
At , students gathered in the gym to recite the “Pledge of Allegiance” and observe a moment of silence, according to a news release. second graders read the poem, "I'm Proud to Be an American" over the public address system.
“The message I gave to all of my students is to remain united as a school family and to be proud students and Americans,” said Connolly Principal Rosemarie Sekelsy. “The focus for today, and every day, is to be kind and caring citizens.”
seventh graders will be designing their own pinwheels in honor of the 9/11 victims, and plant them on the school lawn during World Peace Day on Sept. 21, according to the release.