Editor's note: The following is a press release from .
More than 700 students, teachers and staff gathered around the school’s flagpole Tuesday in observance of Patriot Day.
Following morning announcements, students marched outside to the patriotic music, observing the Bolingbrook school’s two Peace Poles as they gathered for the ceremonies. The Peace Poles, put in place as a remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorism events, say “May peace prevail on Earth” in eight different languages.
Safety patrol members Angel Garcia, Max Castillo, Janette Villasenor, Mahammad Hamad and Stefany Tanev raised the flag and then lowered it to half staff before the entire school said the Pledge of Allegiance in unison.
During class time, many teachers shared the book “September Roses” with their students.
This is the book's description from Amazon.com:
"On September 11, 2001, two sisters from South Africa are flying to New York City with 2,400 roses to be displayed at a flower show. As their plane approaches the airport, a cloud of black smoke billows over the Manhattan skyline. When they land, they learn of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. All flights are canceled; the sisters cannot go home, and they are stranded with boxes and boxes of roses."