Trinity Classical Academy 9/11: Never Forget Project
Photos courtesy of Wally Caddow, Trinity Classical Academy
Hundreds of students, administrators, parents and special guests attended a 9/11 memorial ceremony Thursday at Trinity Classical Academy in Valencia.
The commemoration was organized by the school’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, a campus club led by advisor Megan Wosniak, that teaches students about our nation’s founding principles, the Constitution, and what it means to live as a free people, said Liz Caddow, head of the school.
Students honored each of the 2,977 victims who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. by placing an American flag for each victim on the campus front lawn Wednesday evening. The four American officials who died in the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya were honored with flags as well.
The YAF 9/11: Never Forget Project, is designed to create a community of remembrance, reflection and continued awareness, according to a press release sent out by school officials. More than 200 schools across the country participate in the project each year. This is the second year Trinity Classical Academy has participated.
“I think it’s particularly important for my generation because while doing research, I found so many online video postings of parodies of 9/11,” said YAF President and student Kayla Perry. “It was disgusting, appalling and crude. And all of these people who had posted these videos were around my age and were citizens of America. I think just showing my generation that this was a real event and it hit us hard. It’s not something to joke about.”
We are so proud of our Rhetoric School students who organize and participate in this beautiful and moving tribute,” Caddow said. “Our entire school and the administration wholeheartedly support these students’ effort to honor those who died and those who subsequently lost their lives protecting ours.”