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San Pedro Teen Center – A September to Remember – 9/11

The Club of San Pedro just recently completed a National Service & Remembrance Day for 9/11. In honor of the victims of 9/11, The San Pedro Keystone group made a pledge wall where they wrote pledges on how they will contribute to a positive change in the world. The teens also put together a short film where they recited the poem “What Happened?” These events were completely conceptualized and realized by the teens.

Great job everyone!

What Happened?

What happened that September Day? We all struggle to understand. With grief and anguish in our hearts, Our country must take a stand.

Soon the Stars and Stripes appear On every home and car, A symbol of strength and hope, As we prepare in war.

As the flags grow scare, We search far and wide, The need for “Old Glory” To reflect our pride …

… Times goes on, months have passed, The families of September 11th Seek normalcy, if any.

But wait … what’s this … the Stars and Stripes, That once flew far and wide, Many ripped and torn and faded, Have we forgotten our pride?

I wonder what the families think, Old Glory now worn and tattered, As they pass those familiar homes and cars, The flag, once all that mattered

It makes me think about our nation, When I see our flag so frayed. How soon we all forget the pain Of that tragic September day.

So let’s think about those special heroes, Who lost their lives that day, And honor them with fitting flags And for the families … Pray!

© Gwen Loiacono

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