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Moorcroft schools remember


September 16, 2021

Grace Moore

Students tie ribbons to the "9/11 Fence" in remembrance.

Lona Tracy and Andrea Wood of the MHS social studies department, MK-8 first grade teacher Maylee Baron-Kanode, other staff members and kids from kindergarten through 12th grade participated in a ribbon tying memorial, creating the "9/11 Fence" on South Little Horn Avenue at the MTC and across the street at the school parking lot.

The high school also hosted a special assembly to honor the men, women and children who died that day, 20 years ago.

"We wanted to do something in which all students could remember the events of September 11, 2001", said Tracy. "The fence says, 'We remember, 9-11'.  There are 2996 ribbons tied on the fence in red, white and blue, in remembrance of each person who was lost that day." 

Solders lost since then and those still serving are also remembered with flowers around the 9/11 memorial cross on the east side of the street. The cross was made by students in the last few years and the wreath was created by the high school art class.

The theme is "Together we remember" and, says Tracy, "The purpose was to remember, as Americans, showing unity as we did in the days, weeks and months that followed the tragedy of September 11, 2001."


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