5 Things You Need To Know Today: Nov. 17
Wednesday, a flatbed truck with a 1,600 pound piece of steel from the former World Trade Center arrived in Framingham to be used to construct a memorial to 9/11 victims, including civilians and first responders at Massachusetts State Police Headquarters.
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1. Conjunction, Junction, What's Your Function? Well, for fifth graders at Hemenway Elementary their function will be to entertain crowds this weekend, when they stage SchoolHouse Rock Live Jr. Shows are Friday night at 7 and Saturday afternoon at 2. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time and at the door.
2. Today, is yet again another early release day for Framingham Public School Elementary students. The main Framingham Library is offering an Around the World with Geronimo Stilton at 3 p.m. for students in grades 2-4. Pre-registration is required. Attendees are asked to bring or wear something that represents their favorite Stilton book.
3. Congrats to the team from Potter Road Elementary, who won the Framingham Education Foundation's 20th Annual Spelling Bee Wednesday night. Framingham Patch will have a slideshow of photo up on our site shortly.
5. Wednesday, just after noon a flatbed truck with a 1,600 pound piece of steel from the former World Trade Center arrived at the Massachusetts State Police Headquarters. The 19-foot piece of steel will be used to construct a memorial to 9/11 victims, including civilians and first responders, in front of the headquarters. Click here to see a photo of its arrival: http://twitter.com/MassStatePolice/status/136937058869575680/photo/1. The memorial is in conceptual stages right now. "We are very excited about accepting this piece of steel that fell onto the hallowed earth at Ground Zero that morning. We view as a relic of the loss and suffering of that dark day, a symbol of the courage of victims and their survivors, and a symbol, also, of the strength and resilience of this country and its commitment to defeating terrorism," said Dave Procopio, media spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police.