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FILE: Montwood High school color guard raises the flag to half mast in memorial of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. | Photo courtesy SISD

Socorro ISD Schools Commemorate Patriot Day with Various Events

Socorro Independent School District schools will pay tribute and remember the victims and survivors of 9/11 by hosting commemorative rallies and showing their patriotism at school events.

Chester E. Jordan Elementary students, faculty, staff, and community members will observe Patriot Day with a special event at9 a.m., Sept. 9 in the school’s playground area. The Lions will remember the victims and heroes of 9/11 featuring special guests from the El Paso Border Patrol, Partners in Education, military forces, and Superintendent Dr. José Espinoza. The event also will feature student and teacher performances.

The Eastlake High School Student Council will be hosting a 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at 8 a.m. Sept. 9 at the flag pole in front of the building. There will be a performance from the band and the NJROTC will present colors. The student council and principal Gilbert Martinez will give comments. Students, faculty, and staff are being asked to wear white in remembrance of all those who have been impacted by the events of 9/11.

Socorro High School will have its commemorative event at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the school’s flag pole. The event will feature student performances by the choir and band. The Bulldogs will have a special guest from the El Paso Fire Department. All students will receive a flag and a balloon.

Vista Del Sol Elementary will have its event at 8 a.m. Sept. 12 by the flag in front of the school. Students, faculty and staff will gather around the flag to recite the pledge and sing patriotic songs. A veteran will read a poem about Patriot Day and students will have a parade around the school at the end of the ceremony.

Montwood High School will have its 9/11 observance rally at 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at the flag pole.

What:             Commemorative events in observance of 9/11

Who:               Team SISD students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members

Where:           Various schools in Team SISD. See schedule below.

When:             Sept. 9 and Sept. 12, 2016

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