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On Patriot Day — Sept. 11 — Canyons Embraces America’s Promise to ‘Never Forget’

“We have seen the decency of a loving and giving people who have made the grief of strangers their own.”

“We have seen the decency of a loving and giving people who have made the grief of strangers their own.”

The Jordan High School girls’ soccer team commemorating Patriot Day at the Healing Fields at Sandy City Hall.

Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, marked 22 years since the lives of Americans were altered by the tragic events on Sept.  11, 2001. Early that day, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes. Two of the planes were deliberately crashed into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third aimed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.  The fourth, Flight No. 93, crashed into an empty field in Pennsylvania after passengers fought back.

Every year on Patriot Day, Canyons School District remembers the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day, as well as the deaths of first responders since then, and those first responders who continue to struggle with the health effects from responding to the attacks.

All across Canyons, families may have noticed American and state flags flying at half-staff to remember those who died on that fateful day. Social studies classes included lessons on the events of Sept. 11, as all Canyons students were born into a post-9/11 world. 

Many of groups within Canyons work to honor the nation’s promise to “Never Forget.”

The Jordan High School girls’ soccer team is one such group.  The team has been commemorating Patriot Day for the past five years with a team jog from Jordan High to the Healing Fields at Sandy City Hall.

This year, they wanted to do more so they helped set up the field.

At the field, hundreds of volunteers each year help place 2,977 American flags in honor of those who perished in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Each flag includes the name and story of a 9/11 victim.

Americans came together 22 years ago in a way the country had not seen in decades. Neighbors helping neighbors, flags flown from every home and business, and a sense of patriotism that we at Canyons School District work to embody every day.

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Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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