Children add special voice to Havelock's 9/11 observance

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 01:55 PM.

The 110 Annunciation students that came sang “America the Beautiful,” while 67 children from Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School waved small American flags.

“This was all student organized. The students decided what they were going to sing,” said Jody Fennell, a language arts teachers and director of student life at Annunciation.

Fennell said he was impressed at the number of people who came out to the observance.

“Part of it is the community that we live in,” he said, referencing nearby Cherry Point. “Many people are in the military or in public safety and many of the kids have military parents. It hits these kids in the community close to home.”

Cyrus said he appreciated those who attended the observance.

“I thought we had a great turnout, which I think is indicative of how important our citizens still feel about the event,” Cyrus said after the event.

Havelock resident Norman Girard wore a shirt with the saying “Remember the Heroes.”

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