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Superintendent's Message Regarding September 11 Anniversary

Dear Community:

As we approach the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001, we remember those who lost their lives and their families; and we remember the bravery of the first responders. In a very profound way, they symbolized the American spirit of strength and resiliency. I am proud to see that patriotism is alive and well in our lives, in our communities and certainly in our schools.

My heart was touched on that fateful day as our district school children’s immediate response was to ask “what can we do.” School staffs provided opportunity for the students to express their emotions and share their desires to help those whose lives had been so dramatically impacted. As a result, opportunities to contribute to relief efforts were made available. Clearly patriotism is alive and well in our younger generations.

This coming Tuesday, September 11, 2012, wherever you may be, we invite you to take a moment to pause and to remember. There is a saying that heroes are everyday people who are placed in extraordinary circumstances. Those brave people who were faced with such incredible circumstances that day responded as heroes, and so did our communities. In our book these heroes will never be forgotten.

As we remember the events of September 11, 2001, “let us pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in faraway lands, to heroes who died in the line of duty here at home, and to all who keep faith with the principles of service and sacrifice that will always be the source of America's strength.”

To pay this tribute, I am asking that all school district facilities fly our flags at half-staff on September 11.


Dr. Doug Domene