It was a bright, crisp morning reminiscent of the same day 11 years ago as the Park Creek School students lined up around the flagpole in front of the school to remember 9-11. It’s become a tradition for the school to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks so that the students and staff never forget the day that so many innocent lives were lost. The ceremony began with a flag-raising ceremony and a brief reading detailing the events of 9-11 by Park Creek fifth grade students. The students then sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Principal Phil Jones said that part of our vision is to create schools where students regularly engage in experiences that prepare them to be respectful and ethical people, and to become contributing citizens. “Our fifth grade students led our memorial ceremony and, in doing so, learned about the significance of the 9-11 tragedy,” Jones said. “In essence, the students became the designers of the work for their classmates and for our entire school. All 760+ students who gathered around our flag on Tuesday felt the respect and honor of the occasion. It was a very emotional day for many, including me, as we remembered the tragedy and saw how our students and staff honored our country, victims and their families.” Jones also thanked the fifth grade teachers who organized the program.