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Skidmore & Associates Attend Peace Pole Ceremony and Swing Set Dedication at Herberich Primary School.

On September 11, 2003 Herberich Primary School conducted an assembly honoring those men, women and children who were killed in the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Archie and Eric Skidmore attended the ceremony. All of the children gathered outside the main entrance of the school around the ”Peace Poles”. The Peace Poles convey the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in sixteen languages. The children sang patriotic songs in honor of the event. “The weather was beautiful that day, couldn’t have been better,” said Archie Skidmore. “It was wonderful to hear them sing,” he added. The Peace Pole assembly was combined with a dedication of the new swing set project. Skidmore & Associates, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7971 (Copley, Ohio) and others contributed to the project. The equipment included new swings that are accessible to multiple-handicapped students. “We received such a warm reception from the children and faculty,” Eric Skidmore said. “We got to tour some of the school facilities and meet some of the students who had played on the swings. They were grinning from ear to ear,” he said. “We received a “Thank You” print from the children in Mrs. Kasper’s class. There’s a caricature of the children and the teachers. Each child certified the drawing with a fingerprint and signature. It’s displayed in my office, so everyone can admire it,” he added.