Locust Valley Central School District honors Sept. 11 victims


Locust Valley Central School District schools honored the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the Sept. 11 attacks in ceremonies on Monday.

During the ceremony, Locust Valley High School student Sarah Paulus sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and fellow student Sarah Nearenberg played taps during a moment of silence, while middle school students held up a flag with the names of each of the lives lost that day. Middle and high school students learned about the events of Sept. 11, 2001 during their social studies classes on Monday, to serve as a reminder that it’s important never to forget what happened that day.

Ann MacArthur Primary School and Bayville Primary School each hosted their own ceremonies for elementary school students where students performed patriotic tunes like “America the Beautiful” and planted American flags in the ground.

“Our student representatives from Back the Blue Club and middle and high school students’ governments exemplified grace and deep gratitude for our heroes,” Kristen Turnow, district superintendent, said. “I was honored to be a small part of this commemoration.”