In honor of the 21st anniversary of September 11, 2001, all Peoria Unified schools will join in a moment of silence at 9:11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 to pay tribute to those affected by the events on September 11 and the days that followed.
    To further commemorate the events on Sept. 11, here are some of the schools that will hold their own special events:
    Apache Elementary School students in fourth- through eighth grade will be writing a message of hope on a blue paper tile this week. These will be put on a bulletin board in the hall with the quote from the 9/11 memorial in New York, “No Day Shall Erase You from the Memory of Time.” Apache Elementary School is located at 8633 W. John Cabot Road, Peoria, AZ 85382.
    Desert Harbor Elementary School will hold the annual “Walk of Honor” at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. During this event, staff and students will recognize and honor those who serve our community and country by lining the hallways and paying tribute to the guests in attendance. Desert Harbor Elementary School is located at 15585 N. 91st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382.
    Frontier Elementary School will also hold their annual Heroes Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 for firefighters, police officers, first responders and soldiers. Frontier Elementary School is located at 21258 N. 81st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382.
    Lake Pleasant Elementary School will hold a short assembly at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 and invite families of junior high students to attend. Mr. Beltram will share the history of our Nation’s military flags. Lake Pleasant Elementary School is located at 31501 N. Westland Road, Peoria, AZ 85383.
    Peoria High School students in the Air Force Junior ROTC will hold a ceremony on the front lawn at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Peoria High School is located at 11200 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345.


    Be sure to check with your school to get details of how they are remembering the events of September 11.