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Gaston recalls Sept. 11, fetes grandparents

Courtesy photos: Gaston School DistrictGaston Elementary School celebrated National Grandparents Day last Friday, Sept. 11, also hosting a classroom tour and assembly to remember the 14-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. More than 94 grandparents, aunts, uncles and parents joined 262 students and staff members in the gym for the event, initiated by the Gaston Elementary School Parent Teacher Committee. Gastons Griffin family donated a new flag for the gym to mark the occasion. Filomeno Sandoval and Matilde Rivera de Sandoval, pictured here with their grandson Edwyn Sandoval, made it to the event for the first time in five years due to illness and other challenges. It was a very touching and special time for the whole family, said Tim Larkin, Gaston elementary principal. Courtesy Photos: Gaston School DistrictThe day was a great example of how generations come together to share experiences and build relationships for the future based on respect for the past.