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Nelson staff, students and families place ribbons on trees in remembrance of the lives lost after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Ribbons to Remember at Nelson Elementary

September 13, 2018 - Points of Pride

On September 11th, several of our schools held ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. One of our schools, Nelson Elementary, held their annual, “Ribbons to Remember" event. Students and staff gathered in their school courtyard to remember and honor the heroes of the terrorist attacks against the United States on the morning of September 11th 2001. They also recognized the contributions of our military families and those serving in law enforcement and fire rescue. 

"Our Ribbons to Remember ceremony is an opportunity to teach our students the importance of September 11th, as well as, a chance to honor the first responders and military that risk their lives each day in an effort to keep us safe," said Terry Senhauser, 4th grade teacher at Nelson.

The ceremony is called "Ribbons to Remember" because four different colored ribbons (red, white, blue and yellow) are placed on four trees to remember the groups of people affected that day.

The Durant High School ROTC color guard took part by doing the presentation of the colors.  Some parents serving in the military, law enforcement and fire rescue were joined by their children to place the ribbons on the trees.

It truly was a bittersweet opportunity for our youth to understand the significance of the ribbons and the impact that day had on so many lives. 


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