Locust Valley Will Never Forget

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Students and staff honored the memory of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, as they do each and every year. On this 16th anniversary of the tragic events, a moment of silence was included with a tribute that took place during the Middle School/High School morning announcements. 

David J. Ethé, Social Studies Curriculum Leader, read a touching message to the entire building during the morning announcements. Student musicians sang The Star Spangled Banner and played taps in memory of those who perished on that day.

Mr. Ethé shared these touching words. “It has been 16 years since the peace of an American morning was broken. 16 years since nearly 3,000 beautiful lives were taken from us. 16 years of moments they would have shared with us.  16 years of memories they would have made. As Americans, we draw strength from them. Those who attacked us that bright, blue morning, sought to do more than bring down buildings or murder our people. They sought to break our spirit and to prove to the world that their power to destroy was greater than our power to persevere and to build.  But America proved them wrong.”

At the elementary schools, a moment of silence was observed to commemorate the day.