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Caribou High School and Local First Responders Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 6:53 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Members of Caribou High School and the community’s First Responders gathered outside of the high school to honor and commemorate those who served on September 11, 2001. News Source 8′s Cam Smith details the event.

“I would say it’s inspiring if I were to put it into a word.”

Inspiration and gratitude were on full display Tuesday morning at Caribou High School. Members of the community’s police and fire departments laid a wreath and flew the American flag in honor of those who served and lost their lives during the events of 9/11.

“We want our students to see the best that our community has to offer and it’s celebrations and ceremonies like we had this morning that really brings that to light. I hope that it was inspiring to the students as well because we really want them to see a positive model of what they can become coming from Caribou High School.”

Dr. McGough is an active member of the military. Serving in the Maine National Guard, he says service to the school and the community is important.

“Having the opportunity to serve in the military, has given me kind of a new lens through which to view that. But it’s everybody serving in those unique ways in our community that really make this such a wonderful place to live.”

Superintendent, Tim Doak, was also in attendance and says this event is a way to give back.

“Firsthand the students saw the cruisers, they saw the fire truck, and they saw the importance of laying the wreath with the flag and unfurling it this morning. I think that’s our role to be role models to show our young kids how to give back to something that’s so important such as our community first responders and the remembrance of 9/11.”

For the students, Dr. McGough says this year is different than most.

“This is the first year that all of our students were born post 9/11, 2001. So that makes it incumbent upon us to make sure that we are doubling down on teaching the kids about this incredibly important historical event in our country.”

Throughout the week, teachers and administrators will be doing a series of events and lessons to teach students about the importance of remembrance and the events that took place 19 years ago. Cam Smith, News Source 8.

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