We were honored today to remember 9/11 and recognize the fallen and the families who lost a loved one in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Though our students were not yet born when the attack occurred, it is still a powerful memory for our faculty and parents. We sought to honor the day with several activities that gave awareness for our students and a time of remembrance for our faculty.
8:46 a.m. Speech to Students and Prayer
At 8:46 a.m., the time the plane struck the first tower, I read to middle school and high school students a brief description of the significance of this day and the events that took place.
This was followed by a powerful, heartfelt prayer by Kevin Mills, Pastor at Northway Church.
Video & Discussion
FPD 5th – 12th grades students watched a video about the day, followed by a question and answer time with their advisors regarding Biblical worldview and the 9/11 events.
Names in Chalk
Once again, our middle school and high school students covered our campus sidewalks with names of those who lost their lives in the attacks. This annual project stems from a discussion on the Middle East in our middle school social studies and geography classes. It has grown into a campus-wide project that means so much to our students and faculty. It provides a different perspective on the amount of people who lost their lives in the attacks and gives our students an opportunity to connect with the events.
FPD alumnus Major Cole Hogan ’78 received a place of honor on the front steps of the high school building.
Thank you to all of our students and faculty who participated in these events today. It was an honor to commemorate this day with Viking Nation.