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Cavaliers Remember 9/11
Cavaliers paid tribute to the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Before the school day even began, students, staff, and community members were invited to gather at the flagpole in front of the school where the flags were flying at half-mast. After a brief memorial service sponsored by the SAVE club, senior band member Karlye Regan played “Taps” on the bugle.
The school day opened with a special Moment of Silence dedicated to the sacrifices made by the nearly 3000 individuals who lost their lives on 9/11.
The SAVE Club posted facts about 9/11 and draped yards of tape all over the main hall. It read, “Each inch of tape represents one person that was lost on 9/11.”
During lunches, a presentation was shown that featured the new One World Trade Center memorial that recently opened in New York. It is the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere and the fourth tallest skyscraper in the world. It was built to memorialize the 9/11 tragedy.
In 2012, President Barack Obama visited the construction site of One World Trade Center and signed a steel beam that would be hoisted to the top of the tower. Obama wrote, "We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger!"
Written by: Paula White
Posted: Sep 12, 2014 by Paula White