Events observe anniversary of 9/11

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• The city of Beaufort invites the public to participate in a remembrance of those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11. The activities will be presided over by Beaufort City Council Woman Donnie Beer.

• The annual September 11 mass at St. Peter’s Church will be at noon on Tuesday. There will have a light lunch following mass at Station 24 and all personnel with  the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District are invited to attend. Uniform will be class A.

• Beaufort County schools will be observing the Sept. 11 anniversary in a variety of ways.  All district schools will fly their flags at half-staff, many will observe a moment of silence to begin the school day, and school will hold formal ceremonies.  Younger students obviously have no memories of 9-11, so events at elementary schools will focus more generally on patriotism and an appreciation for American military personnel and their families.

Here is a listing of some of the formal events at district schools tomorrow morning:

• Mossy Oaks Elementary (Unity/Patriot Day):  Students will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Anthem outside.  They will form a large circle or two around the driveway loop (weather permitting) facing the flagpole and hold hands to show the unity of the school.  Local firefighters, police officers and EMTs will participate at 8:30.

• Whale Branch Early College High:  The high school’s JROTC unit will lead a 7:30 schoolwide event at school’s flagpole.

• St. Helena Elementary:  Students will wear red, white and blue, and administrators will read age-appropriate books to homerooms and lead any discussions that might be generated.

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