Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

By: Special to The Union Times
Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School A First Responder addresses students at Foster Park Elementary School during a program at the school that remembered 9/11 and honored local First Responders.
Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Students at Foster Park Elementary School got an up close look at the vehicles used by First Responders during Tuesday’s program at the school honoring First Responders and remembering 9/11.
Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Union Public Safety Director Sam White was one of the First Responders to take part in the program remembering 9/11 and honoring First Responders at Foster Park Elementary School this past Tuesday.
Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students see up close the vehicles First Responder use during a program the school held Tuesday remembering 9/11 and honoring local First Responders.

UNION — On Sept. 11, 2001, the Al-Qaida terrorist group launched an attack on America that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, including many of the first responders attempting to save the lives of those trapped and injured in the burning and crumbling buildings destroyed by the terrorists.

Seventeen years later, Foster Park Elementary School remembered that awful day by honoring the First Responders of Union County who, like their brothers and sisters on 9/11, are ready at a moment’s notice to risk their lives to save the lives of those who need them.

In a statement released this past Wednesday, FPES Principal Jason Koepke said that several First Responders came to eat lunch with the school’s students on Tuesday, (Sept. 11), the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

After eating with the students, Koepke said the responders conducted a program about why they chose to become a First Responder. Koepke said that students were engaged and inspired by the speeches that each First Responder gave.

Following that inspirational program, Koepke said the students went outside to see close up the vehicles the First Responders use.

”It was a memorable day and FPES is grateful to Union County’s TEAM of First Responders,” Koepke said.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School A First Responder addresses students at Foster Park Elementary School during a program at the school that remembered 9/11 and honored local First Responders.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_First-Responders-1-4.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School A First Responder addresses students at Foster Park Elementary School during a program at the school that remembered 9/11 and honored local First Responders.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Students at Foster Park Elementary School got an up close look at the vehicles used by First Responders during Tuesday’s program at the school honoring First Responders and remembering 9/11.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_First-Responders-3-4.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Students at Foster Park Elementary School got an up close look at the vehicles used by First Responders during Tuesday’s program at the school honoring First Responders and remembering 9/11.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Union Public Safety Director Sam White was one of the First Responders to take part in the program remembering 9/11 and honoring First Responders at Foster Park Elementary School this past Tuesday.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_First-Responders-4-4.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Union Public Safety Director Sam White was one of the First Responders to take part in the program remembering 9/11 and honoring First Responders at Foster Park Elementary School this past Tuesday.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students see up close the vehicles First Responder use during a program the school held Tuesday remembering 9/11 and honoring local First Responders.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_First-Responders-2-3.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students see up close the vehicles First Responder use during a program the school held Tuesday remembering 9/11 and honoring local First Responders.
FPES honors local first responders

Special to The Union Times