St. Mary Pinckney and American Legion Honor 9/11 Heroes, Victims on 20th Anniversary

St. Mary Pinckney honored 9/11 victims and heroes today during a Remembrance Ceremony with the American Legion Memorial Post of Pinckney. American Legion veterans and former local firefighters came in uniform to lower the elementary school’s flag to half mast, and teach students about military and first responder heroes and the tragic events that took place on 9/11 20 years ago.

St. Mary, which celebrated their own 65th anniversary this week, invited the community to the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary.

With boosted enrollment for a third consecutive year, the school’s growing student body received special military dog tags assembled by parent volunteers to honor 9/11 heroes. Students in grades K-8 learned how to fold an American flag and other patriotic traditions from the American Legion Past Post Commander, Jim Wallace. Students were also able to ask questions about 9/11 and it’s significance in American history.

Jason & Jen Korte of Dexter.
Wallace, a Vietnam vet from 1966-1968, grew up in Dexter and worked for the Pinckney Fire Department, then became an Ann Arbor firefighter in 1978. His granddaughter is a 5th grade student at St. Mary, and Wallace is a parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church on Dexter-Pinckney Road.

St. Mary Elementary is open for enrollment to students in preschool through eighth grade. To book a tour, contact principal Veronica Kinsey at (734) 878-3161.

St. Mary has resumed hosting their monthly Country Breakfasts, from 8:30-11am. For more information, the menu and breakfast dates, visit

Photos Courtesy of St. Mary Pinckney

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