Moravia Middle School Remembers 9/11
Although the current students at Moravia Middle School weren’t yet born to experience the events of September 11, 2001, that didn’t stop them from honoring those who lost their lives on that tragic date in history.
Students lined the front lawn of the school to take part in a remembrance ceremony on the front lawn that featured local military personnel, the raising of the American flag to half staff and a touching speech by Principal Bruce MacBain.
“Almost 3,000 people died that day. We remember those people,” said MacBain.
MacBain explained that Moravia Central School District has been honoring the victims of 9/11 for years, noting that a section of the front lawn is dedicated to their memory, including two red maple trees that were planted to symbolize the twin towers in New York City.
There is also a plaque placed between the trees with that is inscribed, “They fell to earth but grew in our hearts.”
“Every middle school student about 15 years ago also planted a bulb in the front garden in their honor,” said MacBain.
During the ceremony, several community members passing by the school stopped and paid their respects to the men and women who lost their lives.