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Never Forget: SCSD remembers 9/11 heroes

September 11, 2023

The Smithtown Central School district marked the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks within each of its schools on Sept. 11.

At Smithtown High School East, Bill Coderre, social studies and leadership teacher and commander of the American Legion Post 833, hosted the ceremony which took place by the Wall of Heroes.

Superintendent Mark Secaur reflected on the “level of unity” in the country shared after the horrific day 22 years ago, “a level of unity we should never forget.”    

A commemorative wreath was placed by leadership students, and the somber ceremony was culminated by "The Star-Spangled Banner,” played on the saxophone by 11th grade student Carter Lam.

At Smithtown High School West, a ceremony was conducted at the school’s Memorial Garden by leadership student Chloe Foster.

The ceremony began with a presentation of the nation’s colors by the Smithtown Fire Department Color Guard. High School West student Olivia Wolber then sang a beautiful rendition of the national anthem.

Superintendent Secaur and Principal John Coady addressed students and faculty, and a commemorative wreath was placed in the Memorial Garden.







SCSD faculty at 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Smithtown Fire Department Color Guard

911 Memorial wreath

HSE students sitting

HSW students standing

HSW student singing the national anthem

HSW student speaking at ceremony

HSE teacher speaking at ceremony

HSE student playing sax

Superintendent Secaur speaking

HSE Principal Rob Rose

HSW Principal John Coady