This morning, students in the Upper School gathered together to remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. Andrew Newman ’14 read the following statement before the students observed a moment of silence.
Twelve years ago, Americans woke and began their daily routines. They were little aware at the time that September 11, 2001 would become a turning point in American history. The attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the plane crash in Pennsylvania resulted in the loss of 2,877 lives. Since 2001, we as Americans have tried to make sense of this tragedy.
Today, as we recall this tragedy, please ask those who are close to you about the true meaning of these events and how the world changed because of them. Understanding their answers is key to understanding the world in which you live. Now, if we could please have a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives on this tragic day. Thank you.