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LES students remember 9/11 with special ceremony

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Lynchburg Elementary School students (from left) Gus Burtts, Emily Templeton and Alex Copeland helped lead their classmates while holding a short memorial ceremony on Friday in memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (Photo Provided)

Lynchburg Elementary School students (from left) Gus Burtts, Emily Templeton and Alex Copeland helped lead their classmates while holding a short memorial ceremony on Friday in memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — A 9/11 memorial ceremony was held at Lynchburg Elementary School on Friday.

Organized by 4th-grade teacher Leslie Jones, LES students honored the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 when at 7:46 a.m. CST the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Fourth-grader Alex Copeland led the LES students with the Pledge of Allegiance in the gym at 7:45 a.m. Gus Burtts also helped honor those lost — as well as the first responders who traveled to New York City to help with search and recovery — with a moment of silence, and Emily Templeton shared the Quote of the Day.

Ceremonies were held throughout the state, from Memphis to Knoxville, and across the country.

In Tennessee, by order of the Governor Bill Haslam, in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation, flags over the state Capitol and all state office buildings were flown at half-staff in honor and memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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