Memorial Prayer Service for 9/11


Students and teachers welcomed representatives of the Manchester Police and Fire Departments and City Alderman Bill Barry to campus today for a prayer service honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Principal Mr. Michael McLaughlin offered remarks during the program: “For those of us who lost someone close or otherwise experienced the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, thinking and talking about 9-11 can still be very difficult. Today, we pray for the victims, survivors, heroes, and their families.”

The 132 students, their teachers, parents, and the emergency personnel then paused for a moment of silence before offering a prayer and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

The students then recited the Prayer of Saint Francis in praying for our local emergency response personnel.

SBA students and first responders from the Manchester Police and Fire DepartmentsEmergency Response Personnel from Manchester Fire and Police Department join SBA for the 9-11 Memorial Prayer ServiceFifth and sixth grade students lead the prayer service and held the Flag of Heroes and Flag of HonorStudents and Mr. McLaughlin lead the student body and invited guests in "God Bless America"Principal McLaughlin welcomes guests to the Memorial Prayer ServiceStudents and teachers gather in the courtyard for the Memorial Prayer Service


If you have any additional photos from the morning, please send them to Mr. McLaughlin.