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Cartwright Pays Tribute to First Responders in 9-11 Ceremony

More than 15 City of Phoenix firefighters, police officers and Hall of Flames representatives were honored in a special Never Forget 9-11 ceremony hosted by the Cartwright School District at the district’s Training Center.

The Training Center was packed by nearly 100 guests, which included members of the Cartwright’s Governing Board, executive team, principals and assistant principals, among others.

A moving video was played during the ceremony showing historical news clips of the tragedy that unfolded at the World Trade Center, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania rural area.

The video also had interviews with Cartwright scholars who spoke about how the 9-11 event impacted the lives of their parents as well as their interpretation of the historic episode.

Superintendent LeeAnn Aguilar-Lawlor said the community has immeasurable gratitude for the sacrifice and selflessness displayed by first responders.

“We cannot thank you enough,” said Lawlor, who noted both her father and husband’s work as firefighters.

Members of Los Bomberos Firefighters were in attendance in full force, as were several School Resource Officers who are familiar faces at many Cartwright schools.

This marks the third consecutive year that Cartwright has paid tribute to first responders in a Never Forget 9-11 ceremony – an event launched by Superintendent Lawlor.