Students Commemorate 9/11

Students at Poplar Springs Elementary School in Meridian remembered Sept. 11, 2001, with a program Thursday morning.
As part of it, students formed a human flag.

The program also included the reading of a poem by student James Prewitt, and patriotic music from kindergarten teacher Beth Lang and the Meridian High School Lamplighters.

School officials want the students to understand the significance of the day.

"This is an event that took place before a lot of our students were even born," said principal Lavonda Germany. "We may have a handful of students that were born at the time this actually took place. So this is going to be a part of their history that they're going to learn about in school, but it's important for them to understand that our country came together at a time that was very difficult."

Germany said it's important to know history, good or bad, because it impacts the way we look at the future. This is the largest remembrance ceremony planned in the Meridian Public School District.

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