In honor of the victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks against the U.S. on September 11, 2001, Fort Bend ISD schools are holding assemblies, creating wall displays and other projects to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
At Bowie Middle School, eighth-grade social studies classes created a 911 Memory Hall to honor the 3,000-plus victims of 911. The exhibit included posters that featured photographs and brief biographies on 911 victims that students were assigned to research.
Clements High School U. S. history and social studies classes constructed the school’s 10th Anniversary 911 Hall of Honor, created in memory of the men, women, and families that were directly impacted by the 911 attacks. The 150-foot Hall of Honor features a large-scale, quilted replica of the American flag, created by the Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALS) Class of 2001. It features painted handprints that represent the 50 stars on the U.S. flag; and one-inch, red and white cloth squares that contain heartfelt messages from students, faculty and staff, school and district administrators, and President George and Laura Bush.
Also featured along the hall are student-designed posters honoring victims and paying tribute to rescue teams, a U.S. photo collage, and a replica of Ground Zero.
Settlers Way Elementary School will host its annual “Heroes Day” to honor first responders (police officers, fire fighters and EMS personnel) who help save lives each day. The event will include the posting of colors by the Clements High School JROTC cadets, a slide presentation, sign-a-longs, and other tributes.