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Wicomico County Public Schools Remember 9/11

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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md.- Educators at Wicomico County Schools set aside time Wednesday to remember the many lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Wicomico High School JROTC led a ceremony at their flagpole at 8:30 a.m. Battalion Commander C/LTC Maryum Khwaja and Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. C/CSM Jonius Serrano escorted Assistant Principal Georgine Fronczak to the base of the flag pole to lay a wreath to honor the victims of the 9/11 attack and remember their sacrifice. 

After the wreath was presented in honor, there was a moment of silence. Cadet C/SGT Karilyn Webster then read a short narrative about 9/11 and Patriot Day. 

At James M. Bennett High School, students remembered the day through Tim Kane, a graduate who worked 12-hour shifts for the New York City Office of Emergency Management after 9/11.

According to a release provided by Wicomico County Public Schools, "He had interned for the agency in Manhattan that summer, and on Sept. 11 the agency called to see if he could help. He had just started his senior year at Salisbury University and was playing for the soccer team, but he immediately went to New York in response to the call. He volunteered for the Office of Emergency Management for two months, putting in 12-hour shifts to coordinate the debris to be searched. After graduating from SU, the NYC Office of Emergency Management hired him to work full time."

Kane spoke to many students today at Bennett on his experience during the aftermath and the sacrifice many made during this time.

At Mardela High, history teacher Don Abbatiello, who is also a volunteer firefighter in Easton, brought in his firefighting gear to show students. This, to give students a better understanding of the weight and restrictions of the uniform, and what firefighters went through on 9/11. 

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