Students and staff in the North Bellmore School District marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a show of patriotism, wearing red, white and blue to school on Sept. 10.
At John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School, Principal Danica Brugge spoke about Patriot Day, which is observed each year on Sept. 11. In her morning announcements, she led a moment of silence in honor of “our patriot heroes.”
Age-appropriate activities and discussions took place in classrooms throughout the day. Kindergartners took a trip out to the flagpole and learned about the meaning and symbolism of the American flag. Fifth graders watched a read aloud video on YouTube of ‘The Man Who Walked Between the Towers” so students could learn about the buildings that once stood in the New York City skyline.