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Zukeran Elementary Students Observe 9/11 Anniversary

For Immediate Release — September 12, 2012 | Okinawa
Marie Lewis: District News Liaison |   DSN: (315) 634-1204

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OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Zukeran Elementary School students observe a moment of silence in remembrance of September 11, 2001. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis)

OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Zukeran Elementary School students observe a moment of silence in remembrance of September 11, 2001. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis.)

Most students at Zukeran Elementary School were not yet born when the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 forever changed our nation. However, educators in the Department of Defense Education Activity Okinawa District want to make sure students understand the significance of the tragedy and its continuing impact on their lives. To this end, Zukeran Elementary hosted “Meet Me at the Flag Pole,” a 9/11 remembrance ceremony for students and their families.


OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Lt. Col. Aaron Carlton, United States Marine Corps Chaplain, asks students to raise their hands if they were born before Sept. 11, 2001. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis)

OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Lt. Col. Aaron Carlton, United States Marine Corps Chaplain, asks students to raise their hands if they were born before Sept. 11, 2001. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis.)


OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Members of Taiko Drummers perform for the crowd at “Meet Me at the Flag Pole.” (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis.)

OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Members of Taiko Drummers perform for the crowd at “Meet Me at the Flag Pole.” (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis.)


OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Zukeran Elementary School kindergarten student DeMario Trevino waves a miniature U.S. flag during “Meet Me at the Flag Pole,” the school’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis)

OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Zukeran Elementary School students observe a moment of silence in remembrance of September 11, 2001. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis.)


OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Zukeran Elementary School kindergarten students listen to a speech during the assembly. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis)

OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Zukeran Elementary School kindergarten students listen to a speech during the assembly. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis.)


OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Zukeran Elementary School Guidance Counselor Jeanne Tsue speaks to students about the continuing impact of 9/11 on military families. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis)

OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) Zukeran Elementary School Guidance Counselor Jeanne Tsue speaks to students about the continuing impact of 9/11 on military families. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis.)


 

OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) The American flag flies at half-staff during Zukeran Elementary School’s “Meet Me at the Flag Pole” 9/11 remembrance ceremony. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis)

OKINAWA (Sept. 11, 2012) The American flag flies at half-staff during Zukeran Elementary School’s “Meet Me at the Flag Pole” 9/11 remembrance ceremony. (DoDEA Photo by District News Liaison Marie Lewis.)



About the Okinawa District:
The Department of Defense Dependent Schools Okinawa District is one of four school districts within the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Region. DoDEA Pacific provides a comprehensive preK-12 education to the children of military and eligible civilian personnel families serving throughout Asia. DoDEA Okinawa District is composed of 13 schools, approximately 7,000 students and 950 professional educators and support staff. To learn more, visit http://www.okinawa.pac.dodea.edu.

About DoDEA Pacific:
DoDEA Pacific provides a comprehensive preK-12 education to the children of military and eligible civilian personnel families serving throughout Asia. The 49 schools in DoDEA Pacific are comprised of more than 24,000 students and 3,100 full-time professional educators and support staff. The schools are geographically organized into four districts: Guam, Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.

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