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Students march to the flag circle on the AME campus

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Students march to the flag circle on the AME campus Sept. 23 following the drum corps from Manatee High School. The permanent peace circle stands on the school grounds with flags from around the world, where students, teachers, caregivers and community members came together to celebrate the day with poetry readings, speeches and songs. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

‘What Does Peace Feel Like?’ Find out Sept. 23.

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Students in Toni Lashway’s first-grade class at Anna Maria Elementary pose Sept. 9 with posters they made for the school’s Peace Day celebration, set for 8:45 a.m. Sept. 23. The posters are based on concepts in the book, “What Does Peace Feel Like?” by Vladimir Radunsky. The public is invited to the outdoor event around the peace pole at the school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi

Flag dedication provides time to remember

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Dozens gather Sept. 11 at the foot of the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, as Old Glory is raised on a new flagpole installed as a gift to the city by Anna Maria Oyster Bar. AMOB owner John Horne said he was surprised no flagpole existed at the pier and thought the anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies was appropriate for the dedication. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

Dozens gather Sept. 11 at the foot of the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, as Old Glory is raised on a new flagpole installed as a gift to the city by Anna Maria Oyster Bar. AMOB owner John Horne said he was surprised no flagpole existed at the pier and thought the anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies was appropriate for the dedication. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

WMFR ready to roll from new Station 1

A fire truck waits outside at the new West Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1 July 23 at 407 67th St. W., Bradenton, as crews begin moving in. The station will be dedicated to retired Fire Marshal Robert “Bob” Kline, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house scheduled for Oct. 8. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain