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Learning about 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2011

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Sixth grader Brylie Noe explains to her peers what happened in America on Sept. 11, 2001. A ceremony in remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held Friday morning at the Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center. Students and teachers also recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang "God Bless America" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" led by fifth grade teacher Jaclyn Reaves. Fifth grader Andrew Driskill raised the American flag to half-staff prior to the assembly.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
Youngsters grasp impact of terrorism

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Anyone old enough to remember Sept. 11, 2001, knows exactly where they when they learned of the attacks in the United States.

Toni Wheetley, sixth grade communication arts and social studies teacher at the Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center, remembers she was teaching her class that Tuesday morning 10 years ago.

"I went to my desk and saw I had an e-mail," Wheetley recalled. "It said: 'Turn on the TV."

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