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Western High School 9/11 Observance Ceremony “We Will Never Forget”

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Students, community members, Davie Police, Broward Sheriff’s Office and District staff
9/11 Observance Ceremony
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
Western High School
1200 SW 136th Avenue
Davie, FL 33325
Each school year, after the tragic events of 9/11 students at Western High School have come together to pay homage to the thousands who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. A student constructed memorial was first designed and dedicated to this date in 2002, and has continued to serve as a symbol for Western High students to hold the promise ceremony “We Will Never Forget.” 
The monument is a reproduction of the Twin Towers, surrounded by the Pentagon, with a flagpole placed in the outline of the state of Pennsylvania. The annual tradition began after former teacher, Bob Spereno, and his engineering students wanted a way to commemorate 9/11. As a result, they constructed a memorial with duplications of the Pentagon wall, and seven-foot models representing the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. There is also a plaque on each tower, which displays both the attacks and those sadly involved.
This year, seven local fire departments, Davie Police and the Broward Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Observance Ceremony with Western’s JROTC, choral singers, band and Student Government Association. 
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