Students honor firefighters with 9/11 “quilt”

The gifts keep coming – even 15 years later.

Members of the East Lansing Fire Department made their way to a local school today to pick a tribute to firefighters commemorating the lives lost on September 11th, 2001.

The 7th and 8th graders at St. Thomas Aquinas school in East Lansing made the memorial last month for the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

“All of the students weren’t born yet during the actual event,” said teacher Alison Grosjean, “so instead of just reading about it, we wanted to do something that would allow us to give back to the community and really help make it more meaningful for the students and everybody else in the surrounding area.”

The collage of drawings were put together in what students called a “quilt”.

It hung at the school for a month before officials asked if East Lansing firefighters would hang it at one of their stations.

So firefighters brought a truck to the school to pick it up on Friday.

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