Local students honor first responders on 9/11 with gift baskets & breakfast

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Students at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School made special deliveries for area first responders Wednesday morning to show their appreciation for their service.

The students filled baskets with coffee, cookies, chips, candy, and other treats to deliver to police and fire stations as well as the 911 call center. The baskets were also blessed during morning mass.

Administrators spoke about how even though most of the kids giving back weren’t even alive during the terror attacks, they still felt and understood the importance of this day.

“That’s one of the most challenging things for them to get their minds around. But there is a universal theme of gratitude that no matter what age they are or when an event may have taken place, that they can completely understand that concept of giving back and being grateful for people who are there in our most dire times of need,” said St. Agnes Principal Kathy Boccia.

This is the 17th year students have participated in this service activity to honor these men and women.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School also honored first responders with a breakfast to show appreciation for all they do. The students made cards and presented them to the first responders along with a small token of appreciation.

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