Students at Lyman Hall Elementary School this morning hosted a Freedom Walk to commemorate the lives lost on September 11, 2001.
Children waved American flags as they lined up in front of the school for a special ceremony. Fort Stewart color guard and soldiers were present for the event, and raised the American flag at half-staff.
Guest speakers at the event were Lyman Hall Principal Claire Blanchard, Lavonia LeCounte and Maj. David W. Johnson of the 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion. They shared their stories of where they were on 9/11 and the importance of remembering the events of that day.
Students then walked around the school waving their flags and shouting, “USA! USA!” They were joined by parents, soldiers, school staff, members of a local veterans motorcycle club, school board members and 3rd ID’s mascot Rocky the Bulldog.
To read more on this morning’s Freedom Walk read Sunday's edition of the Coastal Courier.