In time for the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Silver Lakes Elementary School students, with help from the city of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, refurbished their 9/ll Memorial built in honor of the heroic men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
“This is an educational moment for our students, who were not alive when September 11 happened,” said Mayor Messam. “It serves as a history lesson as well as a moment to share with them the freedoms we have in this country and the commitment it takes to ensure that we keep our freedoms.”
The memorial was originally built 20 years ago on campus as a memorial and tribute to the men, women and children who lost their lives on that fateful day.
“We are refurbishing our Patriot Day Memorial in honor of 9/11,” said Silver Lakes Elementary School Principal Tammy Gilbert, “the children and Mayor Messam worked together to refurbish it for our community. We have a lot of our neighbors who walk the sidewalk on the weekends. For them to come and see the memorial, it brings us closer together as a community.”
The granite memorial is emblazoned with a dove and has the words “We will not forget. We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. In honor of the victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 Tragedies.”