Although students at Golden Grove Elementary School were not even born on Sept. 11, 2001, the school wanted the students to understand the impact the tragic events of that day had on the United States. Therefore, Golden Grove designed a program to educate the children and commemorate the anniversary.
The morning began with the entire student population singing patriotic songs. Assistant Principal Philip Preddy read the book September 12th: We Knew Everything Would Be All Right, and the program ended with everyone watching an educational video about the event.
After the program, students in the second-grade classes of Louise McGinnis and Carol Lenhart were so inspired by the impact that the first responders had on 9/11 that they wanted to do something special for the local crew at Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Station 26. They decided to create a snack basket, write thank-you notes and draw pictures. The baskets, along with the letters and pictures, were delivered to Station 26 by McGinnis.
ABOVE: Members of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Station 26 with gifts from Golden Grove Elementary School students.