Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas asked that all Arizona schools take a moment to remember those lost in the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
The former New Jersey resident hopes that the schools honor all of the Americans lost in the attacks 16 years ago to the day. The four coordinated attacks on September 11, 2001 took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, injured over 6,000 others and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage, including the destruction of part of the Pentagon and the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.
“I hope that all Arizonans can take a moment of silence at some point today to remember the tragic events of 9/11,” Superintendent Douglas said. “I’d also like to take a moment to recognize all of those that serve our country and work every day to keep us all safe. My thoughts and prayers are with them, as well as with everyone who lost a family member or someone special on that day.”
Superintendent Douglas will conduct a moment of silence at her “We Are Listening Tour” event tonight at the West Sedona Elementary School in Sedona from 6-8. The event is free to attend and an opportunity for all Arizonans to provide feedback about education first-hand to Superintendent Douglas.