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Randolph Southern School remembers 9-11

September 11, 2007

Shellman -- It was day of solemn remembrance at Randolph Southern School, as students, faculty, and guests remembered those who lost their lives 6 years ago today.

"Let us remember those individuals; those innocent individuals, that died in one of the greatest tragedies that America has ever known," said Rep. Gerald Greene, (D) Georgia.

As speakers made their remarks, students listened closely to a theme of patriotism and remembrance. The youngest students here today weren't even born when terrorists attacked our country, but they learned the importance of today's event.

"I pledge allegiance to the flag," said 6-year-old Landon Tolbert.

As children clung tightly to their flags, they pledged their allegiance to a country that lost so many of its citizens just a few short years ago.

Clay Ferguson, now 15, was in 4th grade on the morning of September 11th, 2001. He said, "I'm just glad we have a ceremony to honor those that died and honor the people that died and lost their lives. And honor the people fighting in Iraq right now."

As the flags of freedom were waved high, a message from a soldier who himself had been on the front lines.

"I just think it's always important that we need to remember what happened on 9-11 and that lost 3,000 of our fellow citizens. We still have our soldiers who are out there; marines, seamen, airmen, who are out there defending our country today. And let's remember those people as well," said Lt. Col. Dan Hammack.

As the flag was raised in the Randolph Southern School yard , taps played to remember those who lost their lives, to commemorate a day we will never forget.

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