Golden Grove Elementary School Marks 9/11 With Ceremony

Student Catherine O’ Neil shares her poem.

By Erin Davisson

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Golden Grove Elementary School in The Acreage held a ceremony in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 17 years ago.

This is the third year that the school has done the event, said Assistant Principal Philip Preddy, who started the ceremony three years ago because many of the students at school had no idea about the 9/11 attacks.

Preddy wanted to bring awareness to the next generation of Americans.

Seminole Ridge High School students participated in the ceremony. The SRHS band performed several patriotic songs, while the SRHS Color Guard also had a role at the event.

During the ceremony, fifth-grader Catherine O’ Neil presented a poem she wrote representing what America felt that day 17 years ago.