Boardman students observe Patriot Day
BOARDMAN — Kendra Wallace learned about the events of Sept. 11, 2001, from her mother.
“She told me about how people saved lives,” the fourth-grade student at Stadium Drive Elementary said.
Tommy Varley also heard about 9/11 from his mom.
“She told me that people served the country for freedom, and they helped people survive,” said Tommy, also a fourth-grader.
None of the approximately 330 Stadium Drive students who today marked Patriot Day, the national 9/11 remembrance day, were alive when the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil occurred 15 years ago.
They have no memory of 9/11, but their school has made sure they understand its meaning. For the last 10 years, students at Stadium Drive have planted a tree in the school’s lawn to observe Patriot Day.
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