Glen Cove Schools Remember

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Schools throughout Glen Cove honored the memory of the 2,977 people who lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001 and paid tribute to the heroic efforts of the emergency responders and troops who serve to protect our country. Elementary schools held brief ceremonies, some outdoors around the flagpole, in which students recited the Pledge of Allegiance and observed a moment of silence as flags were flown at half-staff.

Announcements were also made over the public address systems at several schools to reinforce the importance of the day. At Glen Cove High School students stopped to admire the special 9/11 memorial, created by students, faculty and staff. The memorial consists of two hands holding a piece of an I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center wreckage by the late Officer Peter Curley, who was a first responder at the site 12 years ago.