By Mary O’KEEFE
On Friday, schools within the Glendale Unified School recognized the 9-11 10th anniversary with each school taking time to discuss the events that happened on that day, in an age appropriate way, and observe a moment of silence.
At Lincoln Elementary School, Glendale Fire Department members joined students, staff and principal in their remembrance ceremony.
Each year several members of Glendale Fire Department go back to New York on Sept. 11, said Capt. Brian Richey.
Lincoln Principal Stephen Williams said he thought it was important to explain to students the significance of the day. Many of the children were born after the attacks or were so young they do not remember that day.
“And the images that [have been seen this week] are scary,” Williams said.
With Pearl Harbor, the war had ended and Americans felt safe from that threat, he said.
“But the 9-11 attacks were not a country, it is a fight against terrorism,” he said.
It is more difficult to explain terrorism, he added.
At Crescenta Valley High School, Principal Michele Doll asked for the students’ attention as she read a history of the 9-11 events over the intercom. She asked for students to stand and to take a moment of silence to remember the victims of the attacks. Then she asked for students to join her in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
At Clark Magnet High School students also participated in the district- wide remembrance ceremony and dressed in patriotic clothing to show their support for their country.