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Claremont, Unity students observe 9/11 with poetry, pledge to do good
Unity Elementary School students gathered around the Disnard flagpole, flying Old Glory at half-staff, for its traditional Sept. 11 remembrance this year.
Even the oldest Unity eight-graders have no memory of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but recounted the day through poems and essays they had written.
American Legion Post No. 29 Color Guard joined the memorial for the first time this year, presenting the colors.
Students then focused on the National Day of Service established in the wake of Sept. 11, as a way of marking the day by helping the community. Students made pledges from helping their parents to writing cards to thank first responders and local fire firefighters.
Unity students have marked Sept. 11 with a service for the past eight years, Baldwin said, and will continue into perpetuity.
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