Western High School Hosts 21st Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Western High School Students, Teachers, Staff and Administrators, Broward County Public Schools SuperintendentDr. Vickie L. Cartwright, Broward County School Board Members, Town of Davie Elected Officials and Community Members
WHAT: Western High School hosts its 21st Annual 9/11 We Will Never Forget Memorial Ceremony, to pay tribute to the heroic men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.
The 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will live stream atbecon.tv/remembrance and broadcast live on BECON-TV (WBEC-TV channel 63).
WHERE: Western High School (“Twin Towers” Memorial located on the southwest corner of the campus) 1200 S.W. 136th Avenue Davie, FL 33325
WHY: Students at Western High School will pay homage to the thousands who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Since 2002, the school has marked this day with a student-constructed memorial, which has served as a symbol for Western High students to host the We Will Never Forget ceremony. The monument replicates the Twin Towers, surrounded by the Pentagon, with a flagpole placed in the outline of the state of Pennsylvania. Local fire-rescue and law enforcement agencies will participate in the ceremony alongside Western High JROTC cadets, choral singers, band members and Student Government Association representatives. The program includes posting of a guard, a wreath placement, a fly over and a flag folding presentation. This is the first permanent memorial created in the United States to honor those lost during the events of 9/11. It was designed and built by students and was completed and dedicated in March of 2002.
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