WASHINGTON -- Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., enjoyed the Wadena-Deer Creek High School Theatre presentation of the 9-11 play "Windows in the Smoke" June 4 on Capitol Hill.
"As time has passed, life has gone on and memories begin to fade," Coleman said. "These extraordinary students are giving us that mark in memory that will help us all remember and understand the meaning of the tick of a clock at the 46th minute of the eighth hour of the 11th day."
Coleman was joined by Sen. Mark Dayton, Congressmen Mark Kennedy, Collin Peterson and James Oberstar and Detroit Lakes Mayor Larry Buboltz.
The W-DC students funded their bus trip to Washington, D.C., through car washes, doughnut sales, concerts and working at concession stands. W-DC Theatre Director Jay Patterson wrote the play.
"9-11 was a defining moment for all of us," Patterson said. "To honor those fallen heroes, to pay tribute in our nation's Capitol to those who died, using our play was a privilege beyond words."
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