BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Students and faculty members of the Bronxville School District celebrated the lives of the victims and heroes who died 16 years ago in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
On the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, seniors at the high school joined administrators and faculty members on the schools front lawn to pay their respects to the men and women that died during the terrorist attacks on that fateful day.
The memorial included reflections from students affected by hte accks, a poetry reading and performances by the high school’s chorus as the district honored thousands that lost their lives both in the attacks and in the aftermath. Members of the Bronxville Fire and Police Departments and retired New York City Fire Chief Eugene Carty were among the dignitaries honored at the event.
“It’s important that we are here memorializing the events that happened 16 years ago,” social students teacher Christ Doyle said while lamenting the loss of two friends lost in the attack. “We cannot forget. The tradition of remembering these tragedies needs to continue as a way to show respects for the victims.”
“We will be one of the last generations to have been alive during Sept. 11, 2001,” Senior Class President Caroline Kirby added. “It is our responsibility to ensure that the future knows of the incredible loss that was felt on that day, but also the remarkable reaction.
“The United States immediately came together to support one another through the calamity.”
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