Elementary Freedom Walk

Carter Berg, Staff

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September 11 is a day that changed the world forever. On this day, terrorist highjacked four passenger planes and had three targets: the world trade centers in New York, the pentagon in D.C., and the White House is believed to be the third target. This event changed the nation and the world, and to remember it, the Arlington middle school held its annual freedom walk. The freedom walk is a great way for the kids in school to honor the men and women who gave their lives on that day and to also honor the men and women who risk their lives daily to save someone else’s lives. The elementary school parking lot was filled with police cars and fire trucks and a paramedic helicopter. The attendance included police officers, firefighters, paramedics, US Army (retired and active), and a retired master Sargent who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Sargent Brown was also a teacher in the Memphis cities schools and was a member of the board for some time. The kids, and parents alike, get a moment to reflect on the past and how it effected the everyday lives of parents and the kids, and how it changed the world and the world will continue to change forever.