NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
September 9, 2011 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Honoring our Nation’s Heroes
WALNUT, CA--Wearing patriotic colored clothing, South Pointe Middle School students and staff were joined by Walnut firefighters Tom Fahrny and Jim Berklite from Station #119 to remember the “defining moment in our nation,” said Principal Susan Arzola. After the flag salute, 7th grader Ariana Gonzales sung the National Anthem, then the group of over 1,000 stood in reflection for a moment of silence.
“Heroes were born that day. And from that tragedy our nation grew stronger. Today’s program makes September 11 an important day in our history,” Arzola said.
Students showed their patriotic spririt during the 9/11 rally.
7th grader Ariana Gonzales performed the national anthem.
South Pointe showed their red, white, and blue spirit during a 9/11 rally held September 9. (Panoramic photo courtesy of teacher Jessie Cadenas).
Principal Susan Arzola talks to students on the eve of 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. (Panoramic photo courtesy of teacher Jessie Cadenas)