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Dawson-Bryant hosts 9/11 remembrance: School stresses citizenship, paid respect to lives lost

DEERING — Students at Dawson-Bryant Elementary School paid tribute to those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 during a ceremony at the school on Thursday.

While those born the same year of the terrorist attacks are now seniors in high school, educators in schools across the region are making sure that the lessons of that day are not forgotten.

Dressed in patriotic clothing, Dawson-Bryant students gathered at the school’s flagpole at the start of the day, where they observed a moment of silence for the 2,996 who died that day.

Student Wyatt Ford then read The Lord’s Prayer, followed by the pledge of allegiance, led by Joseph McCann.

Samuel Williams, Holden Walker, Kyla McComas, Emma Lively and Madigrace Keuhne read a poem, followed by a number of students singing “God Bless the USA.”

Principal Angie Lafon then addressed the school, focusing on the importance of civic duty.

“We do this, not just as a day of remembrance, but also to teach citizenship to the students,” she said of the assembly, which has taken place each year for the past several years. “And the students were wonderful. They always are on this day. They take it seriously and are very respectful. I’m proud of them.”