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STUDENTS at Madrone High School in San Rafael put together a “peace flag” Tuesday in memory of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Each student received the afternoon off to decorate a square of fabric with a message of peace.
An administrative assistant at the 50-student school brought a sewing machine to work and stitched the flag together. It will be hung inside the school on a wall.
The students also watched a documentary film about the attacks and held an hourlong meeting to share memories.
Incidentally, I attended a local school function last night, during which the administrator did call 9/11 an “event” (apparently it’s been downgraded from even being a tragedy, not just here, but everywhere), but otherwise did all the right things: the local Girl Scouts raised the flag, all who attended recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and a student led us in singing “America” (My County ’tis of Thee). I applaud the school for handling 9/11 with such respect.