L-S remembers 9/11

On a morning marked by a different threat of violence, students, faculty, and staff at Lampeter-Strasburg High School paused to remember the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. This year's freshman class will be the last freshman class to have been born on that horrific day, which only enhances the importance of the school's annual remembrance.
Students and staff paused to remember 9/11 at 8:45 this morning.

At 8:45 AM, first period was interrupted when Cole Crumpler, who plans a career in the military and who recently had the honor of laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, came over the public address system to make the following announcement:

"Please excuse this interruption. On a clear beautiful day 14 years ago at 8:45 am the United States was attacked by extremists killing 2,977 innocent people. As we remember this day, our thoughts are once again with all those who lost loved ones on that tragic morning. We remember the names, faces, and lives of the men, women, and children who were killed, and look for ways to ensure that each and every one of them is not forgotten. As we commemorate this day, please join me in one minute of silence as we remember the lives, families, and dreams that have forever been changed by this tragic event."

One minute of silence ensued, and the morning took a somber tone as students recalled a terrible act of violence that occurred before they were even old enough to be in school.

Never forget.

--Benjamin Pontz, LSNews.org Editor-In-Chief

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