Local Elementary Students Gather with First Responders


One day past the 15th anniversary of September 11th local elementary school students gathered with first responders to mark the day.

Officers from the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department and Wheeling Police and Fire Departments gathered on the front lawn of the school to say the pledge of allegiance with students.

Principal Richard Dunlevy says they hold the event so the students can understand the significance of the major event.

“These students weren’t alive at that time so they need to understand the importance of this day, and we try to encourage them to go home and try to talk to their parents, so they can understand what that day meant to their parents,” said Dunlevy.

It was a tradition that started last year and one the school hopes to continue into the future.

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