The sign outside of Beaufort Academy reads, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.” It’s a sentiment reflected across the country as Americans remembered the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In memory of the more than 3,000 people who lost their lives that day, Beaufort Academy students placed 3,000 flags on the school’s campus and along Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island. For those who drive down the road, the sight of the flags is moving and another reminder of our sacrifice for freedom.
In honor of local heroes, Lady’s Island Elementary School invited military and first responders to join students for lunch Tuesday,
Sept. 10, and to say thank you for all that they do for our community and our country. Students made cards and gave them to those in uniform who attended the luncheon, which included sandwiches, snacks and drinks set up on stage in the cafeteria. Parris Island Drill Instructor Dwayne Martin-Farley, pictured at right, was very appreciative of the cards he received and he said he enjoys visiting schools and representing the Marines. School counselor Kelli Harper said this is the second year the school has held the event.