Stewart Manor, NY - September 15, 2016 - Assemblymember Michaelle Solages and members of the Stewart Manor Elementary School student body addressed classmates, administers, and teachers to recognize the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. In addition to donating four hundred American flags (one for each student in the building), Assemblymember Michaelle Solages encouraged all students to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost.
“There are many ways to teach schoolchildren about the tragedy and heroism that took place on September 11,” stated Assemblywoman Solages. “By providing each student with an American flag to put in front of the school, we instill in our children the significance and value of this historic event.”
Students set the flags outside the school as a display of unity and patriotism. “It’s one of those history lessons you can’t just teach from a book,” said Assistant Principal Richard Mansfield. “I am incredibly honored to have the support of Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, as well as the teachers, Principal Kranidis, and Superintendent Al Harper. A learning experience like today will outweigh traditional lessons, and will have a greater impact on our children. Together, we continue to display the patriotism and heroism shown on September 11, and reinforce the pride of being an American.”
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