The JEC Lower School commemorated 9/11 with various programs centered on the theme of unity and friendship. The lower elementary students began the program with a video of students explaining what it means to be a good friend. They made friendship bracelets with inspiring and encouraging words and spoke about inclusion and friendship. Fourth and fifth graders had a 9/11 assembly which focused on the unified response of the American people following the events that took place. The students made beautiful cards of hakaras hatov to local police and firefighters.