Students Organize 9/11 Tribute Ceremony
GAINESVILLE - They were all elementary school children when terrorists attacked their country 11 years ago Tuesday.
But many students at one Gainesville school say they remember clearly the pain, heartache and sense of loss from that day.
Which is why Gainesville Job Corps' students organized their first ever, student-driven, 9/11 ceremony.
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members packed the Job Corps gym in Northeast Gainesville to pay tribute.
The event included the posting of colors, a poetry reading, a slideshow, a dance tribute and a ribbon ceremony where ribbons were placed in a replica of Ground Zero.
Students told TV 20 the ceremony brought back memories
The planning began with the pre-law students and soon spread to the rest of the student body.
Students say they plan to hold a ceremony every year.
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