Red, white, and blue all over

Honoring those who have fallen


Lily Dean

Catpound shows school spirit at the game against Lafayette, Aug. 21. StuCo encourages all students to wear red, white and blue to honor, 9/11.

Fourteen years ago terrorists hijacked planes and turned them into missiles that–among other things–destroyed the twin towers in New York City, killing 2,977 people.

“I was like six months old, I think. I was born in March, so around six months,” Alexandra Minor (9)  said. “I know it affected my family, just not me because I was too young to know anything about it. I know that my grandma and my mom had to come home from work.”

StuCo is encouraging everyone to wear red, white and blue in honor of those who lost their lives, Friday, Sept. 11.

Members will also be handing out ribbons and supplying a banner on which students are encouraged to share what 9/11 means to them, Elizabeth Corbett, StuCo chair, said.

“I think it is very cool,” Minor said. “I think it is great that StuCo is recognizing it and trying to make the school more involved in other things besides school work and other stuff for students to participate in.”

The seniors at EHS were approximately three or four years old, Sept. 11, 2001, and probably do not have memories of the day. There is a chance that some of the freshmen were not even born before 9/11 occurred.

“I think it is important to never forget the dangers that are out there and to always remember the people that lost their lives,” Mrs. Stacey Bevill, math teacher, said. “It is so important for students to understand how big of an impact that had on our lives and our history even though it may not necessarily be a part of their history, so it’s awesome that EHS is doing this.”

The day is a chance for students to actively engage with history.

“It didn’t even dawn on me that Friday was 9/11, but now that I know I am for sure wearing red, white and blue,” Nolan Parke (11) said. “I think its a good idea because it’s very patriotic.”

The act of remembering keeps the past vital.

“We are trying to keep 9/11 alive in everyone’s memories and in their hearts,” Corbett said. “We are just trying to get everyone to remember the significance of this day and what happened.”