MEXICO – Students and staff of the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation gathered on September 11 for two remembrance ceremonies conducted by the public safety and justice students from the Career and Technical Education department in the morning and in the afternoon.
In uniform, the public safety and justice students marched to the flagpole where they proceeded to unfold and raise the flag at half-staff as an officer sang “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Public Safety and Justice Instructor Jim Garcia spoke at the morning saying, “Don’t take your freedom for granted.”
He urged the audience to watch the news, to remain vigilante and to pay attention to what is happening in our community, our nation and our world.
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Roseann Bayne spoke at the afternoon ceremony; she shared her memories and feelings of where she was when the towers fell, saying that the event not only impacted New York City, but our entire nation and the world.
She concluded with saying, “Moving forward, stay strong as proud American citizens.”