Silo schools hold 9/11 service

SILO, Okla. (KXII) - A Bryan County High School held their own 9/11 service Wednesday to educate their students on what happened 18 years ago before most of them were even born.

Silo Public Schools held a 9/11 service Wednesday to educate students on what happened before most of them were even born.

Silo Public Schools held their service Wednesday morning, while also being on the receiving end of a new flagpole from WoodmenLife of Durant.

Silo Principal Jeremy Atwood says because most of the students weren't alive yet when 9/11 happened, he encouraged teachers to take the day to educate the students about the day in history.

"We want to tie in current events to every classroom. We want our teachers to understand they have the freedom to get away from their designed curriculum to be able to teach history and teach something significant like this to our kids today," Atwood said.

Atwood said only 10 of the 1,000 students who attend Silo Public Schools were alive on 9/11.