Lewisville Children Honor 9/11 Victims

Students covers entire field with more than 2,000 American flags

By Andres Gutierrez
|  Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012  |  Updated 7:15 PM CDT
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The students at Founders Classical Academy in Lewisville honored the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks in a patriotic way.

Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News

The students at Founders Classical Academy in Lewisville honored the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks in a patriotic way.

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More than 600 students at the Founders Classical Academy in Lewisville honored on Tuesday the victims of the Sept. 11th terror attacks.

For many of the students, the sights and sounds of that fateful day are but a faint memory. Some weren’t even born.

However, they covered an entire field with 2,981 flags -- one for each person killed in the attacks 11 years ago. Among the 343 flags for each firefighter who attempted to save lives that day.

Brittany Lawrence was only 4 years old when the attacks occurred. She relies on her parents to explain the horrors of that day.

"As I grew up, they told me different details about the plane that crashed into the twins towers," she said.

Instructors used the anniversary to teach significance of this day and its impact on u-s history.

"It's price that's been paid by a lot of people throughout history, and we want to bring that to life so they can carry that forward even before it hits the history books," said Debbie Foster, the grammar school director at the academy.

In addition to servicemen, Lewisville police officers and firefighters attended the ceremony.

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