St. Lucie County students pay tribute to heroes of 9/11

Posted at 8:36 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 19:03:47-04

Students from St. Lucie County public schools are using their talents in a tribute to the heroes of 9/11.

The student artists are helping beautify the city by painting murals that will be transferred to wraps for traffic utility cabinets throughout the city. 

Art students at Lincoln Park Academy created a special tribute cabinet that will be unveiled at the upcoming remembrance ceremony for 9/11 victims and first responders.

“9/11 to me is a day of great despair and of unity. In my painting, I wanted to depict the deep sorrow that civilians, first responders and people everywhere felt. This included the infamous dust clouds that swept through the city as the buildings collapsed. But in the light of all things, I put a sunrise behind the scene and the light beams from where the twin towers stood. The first responders and angel in the cloud formations act as guardians of the city. This was to symbolize the hope and unity that arose from the act of terrorism in all Americans that day. The towers are in almost a heavenly blue to give the feeling of peace and remembrance of all the lives lost that day,” said eleventh grader Alivia Bienz. 

The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, Memorial Foundation. 

Members of the  Treasure Coast High School Symphonic Band will also participate in the ceremony.