Recognizing the Nation’s Heroes on September 11

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Students throughout the District marked a moment of silence and participated in activities to commemorate the men and women who perished and the heroes who ran toward danger during the September 11 attacks on our nation. 

A new state law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, encourages school districts to hold a brief moment of remembrance on this infamous day.

At Verne W. Critz Elementary School, students gathered on the front lawn to place American flags along the school walkway. Frank P. Long Intermediate School students participated in various September 11 research activities throughout the day. They watched Brain Pop and YouTube videos, read “Amidee’s Story” about a young girl’s experience, wrote essays, learned about empathy and made commemorative posters.  

During the Bellport Fire Department’s service, Bellport Middle School’s South Country Singers sang the national anthem, while the select chorus performed “God Bless America.” Students Derek Minden and Connor Gronenthal also played taps on trumpet. In addition, student council vice president James Butler led the community in the Pledge of Allegiance, and student council president Christopher Ford read a poem to commemorate the occasion.