Anna K. Davie Elementary Remembers 9/11
September 11, 2018--7:00 a.m.
On Tuesday, September 11th, fourth-grade students at Anna K. Davie took the time to remember America’s fallen heroes with a special presentation by the Exchange Club of Rome.
Dr. Clemontene Slack, along with her husband, Mr. Milton Slack, began the presentation to AKD students by talking about the importance of the date, September 11th. They reminded the students the reason as to why we always say the Pledge of Allegiance before school as well as take a moment of silence. One of the reasons for this moment, Mr. Slack said, is a time to recognize the people who have died for America and the reason that the flag still stands and what it stands for: freedom. He emotionally talked of the friends he had lost personally in war. “I am proud to stand under this flag,” said Mr. Slack.
Fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Taylor Washington said that this type of visual presentation was a valuable way for students to learn about the flag’s history and importance, as well as the importance of taking the time to remember the events that took place on September 11, 2001. “I think it was a great experience for them to really see history in this way,” said Washington.
All of the faculty and staff at Rome City Schools takes the time to honor, remember and will never forget those who lost their lives and those who gave their lives on September 11, 2001.