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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  • by Bob Location: Meridian on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:53 AM
    I had to laugh at the first sentence. "A program that included an American Flag." Wow... Poplar Spings must be broke....
  • by Frederick Parker Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI on Sep 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    Having been in the first integrated class at Poplar Springs, it was great to see my school make national news with such a profound tribute. Way to go PSE! @Michael - I was thinking the same thing this morning. Start by contacting the offices of your Congresspersons and those of New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania where the crashes occurred.
  • by Candi Barr on Sep 8, 2011 at 04:06 PM
    this was awesome and so glad i was there, my little man is in the 2nd grade. very special day for us...
  • by Teacher in Training on Sep 8, 2011 at 01:34 PM
  • by Michael D Brown Location: Louisville Ms on Sep 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM
    I think 9/11 should be made a Nationl Holiday I wonder who to talk to about this.
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