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Teaching MISD Elementary Students About September 11th

As many people remember and many more will learn among America's many history lessons, on September 11, 2001, 2,996 lives were tragically lost when terrorist attacks destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City, drove a commercial airplane into a field in Pennsylvania and attacked the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A steel beam acquired from the remains of the Twin Towers was gifted to Mesquite's fire department in memoriam, and is now located in Mesquite’s Freedom Park.

The Mesquite ISD sponsored an art contest to give one student a chance to illustrate a book chronicling the story of "Steel Beamer’s" travels from New York City to Mesquite, TX. The goal of the book is to present the facts of that terrible day in history to children in an age-appropriate way. The winner was Savannah Lynn Murr, an 8th grader from McDonald Middle School.

Steel Beamer: America's Steel Hero