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Prodell Honors Patriot Day

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Albert G. Prodell Middle School honored Patriot Day in many ways. Among them were a flag tribute, displays throughout the building — including remains of the World Trade Center and a wooden flag dedicated to the middle school — a patriotic musical performance, a moment of silence, and various advisory and class activities honoring those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

Many members of the Shoreham-Wading River community sponsored a flag and dedicated it to show their patriotism. A 21-flag salute is displayed along the school’s entrance on Randall Road and additional flags are waving near the main entrance to the building. This special tribute will be ongoing in the hopes of adding to the dedication. Flags will be up for three weeks a year honoring Patriot Day, Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

Displayed in one of the school’s hallways are some remains of the World Trade Center. On loan courtesy of the Abrams Family, the remains honor Kevin Williams, a Shoreham-Wading River High School graduate who lost his life on 9/11. The case also displays a special wooden flag designed and created by local artist and U.S. Army Captain Buddy Gengler.

A team of incredible Prodell teachers came together over the summer to start the year in a special way. Corinne Fallon, Fred Volz, Christine Bradley, Michaela Berg, Kaitlin Moriarty and Danielle Senneca jumped into action to create advisory activities that included a story of resilience, social studies lessons and a patriotic welcome to the building fit for an eagle. Resilience trees will grow throughout the month of September to resemble the Resilience Tree at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Students were greeted with a string quartet of patriotic music when they entered the building on Sept. 9.

It is evident that Albert G. Prodell Middle School will never forget.

Date Added: 9/12/2022