CCSD Schools Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11

Two Clark County School District (CCSD) schools held separate ceremonies in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Palo Verde High School’s Air Force JROTC held its annual rededication ceremony in remembrance of the victims, including the school’s foreign languages teacher Barbara Edwards. Edwards was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11. Joseph M. Neal STEAM Academy held a special flag-raising ceremony, attended by all students and staff. The Cheyenne High School Army ROTC Color Guard, band and choir were on hand for the Neal Elementary School observance, which included remarks from Principal Denise Murray, whose husband was a Port Authority Police Lieutenant who was previously stationed at the World Trade Center. Mrs. Murray and her husband lost 32 of their Port Authority Police friends on 9/11. The Palo Verde observance included the placement of a new flag on the Barbara Edwards Memorial. Also participating were the Color Guard, Armed Drill Team, Unarmed Drill Team and choir.