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Croton-Harmon Fifth-Graders Perform At 9/11 Memorial

Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School fifth-grade students performed “Together We Can Change the World” at the Croton-on-Hudson/Buchanan/Cortlandt 9/11 Memorial Service at Croton Landing Park on Friday.
Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School fifth-grade students performed “Together We Can Change the World” at the Croton-on-Hudson/Buchanan/Cortlandt 9/11 Memorial Service at Croton Landing Park on Friday. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Croton-Harmon Schools
Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School fifth-grade students performed “Together We Can Change the World” at the Croton-on-Hudson/Buchanan/Cortlandt 9/11 Memorial Service at Croton Landing Park on Friday.
Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School fifth-grade students performed “Together We Can Change the World” at the Croton-on-Hudson/Buchanan/Cortlandt 9/11 Memorial Service at Croton Landing Park on Friday. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Croton-Harmon Schools

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School fifth-grade students honored community heroes on Sept. 11 with a performance of "Together We Can Change the World."

“The beautiful words and songs remind us all of the sacrifices that came before us and the importance of our freedom,” said Superintendent Edward Fuhrman.

The students sang at the Croton-on-Hudson/Buchanan/Cortlandt 9/11 Memorial Service at Croton Landing Park. Other performers, community members, local dignitaries, and local fire and police department members gathered to honor those who were killed 14 years ago.

Marlena Roberts, music teacher at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School, directed the fifth-grade chorus at the performance.

“Even though I don’t like this day, I want to know more about it, and being at the memorial will help me learn,” said Nick Godeck, a member of the chorus. “It will help me mourn everyone who died.”

Attendees observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the following community members who were killed in the attacks: William F. Abrahamson, firefighter George C. Cain, Police Officer Stephen P. Driscoll, James A. Oakley, Gregory E. Rodriguez, Thomas E. Sinton III, Randall L. Sprance and Joseph J. Zuccala.

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