Students Make Living Flag for September 11

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

Sept. 11 is the one time of year, besides July 4, when flags are out in abundance. After the terror attacks on the United States the country banded together in a show of patriotism. Now five years later a south central Kentucky school is coming together in a unique way to show what the flag means to them.

"They didn't tell us until we got home, our parents told us. And everybody was sad and we all started crying. It was very sad," said Presley Revlett, student.

Even the young ones can remember a day when our country mourned.

On Sept. 11, 2006, students at Muhlenberg South Elementary tried to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 by making a living flag.

"To celebrate the twin towers from the fall and all the people who tried saving them and memorialize all the ones who gave their lives," said Keith Gardner, student.

It took the students some time to prepare the flag with the youngest students holding the stars and the older kids representing the stripes.

"My class said their arms got tired, but then we talked about imagine being in there and coming out of the twin towers in all the chaos," said Kelly Stroud, the teacher who came up with the idea.

An airplane flew by to take aerials of the flag. Below are just a couple of shots that were taken.










Stroud said some of the kids have a hard time talking about Sept. 11, but today's flag was a way they could find some happiness on a day that no one will ever forget.

"I liked doing it because it was in honor of the people who died on 9/11," said Katie Wood, student.

Paul Moore took the aerial pictures seen in this story. To contact him click here: www.printroom.com/pro/paulg

He can also be reached at pgmoore@hughes.net or
pmoore@mberg.k12.ky.us.


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