Hometown Heroes: Oro Valley school brings in first responders to talk about 9/11

  • Source: Tucson News Now
  • Published: 09/11/2019 06:40 PM

VIDEO: Many of us remember where we were or what we were doing on Sept. 11. But most children today have no memory of the tragedies that happened in 2001. The Leman Academy of Excellence is making sure children understand the sacrifice first responders made that day. In a gym, students sat quietly with their eyes glued to a stage on Wednesday. It was similar to how we all sat in front of our TVs 18 years ago when America was attacked. After the assembly, the students had the chance to meet with and get autographs from first responders. “We come out in solidarity with those that we’ve lost as well as all those who continue to be on the job,” said J.R. Colby, a paramedic at Golder Ranch Fire and father to a Leman student. His son was wearing his firefighter helmet as he collected signatures. In 2001, many other helmets were worn.


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