On September 11,2013 there was a service of remembrance at the new Flight 93 Memorial for those who lost their lives on 9/11. Our new S.T.A.R. club (Students Taking an Active Role) went on a field trip to participate in the ceremony. SFC Johnson and Mr. Meadows accompanied 16 UHS students on the trip. All the students were happy, proud, and motivated to be part of this event and some had a hard time finding the right words to describe it. The students feel that 9/11 was a horrific event that changed America forever. Students remember being in Kindergarten when they heard about 9/11 and being dismissed early for class.
Senior Zachary Hanuschock said, “I felt honored to be part of the 12th anniversary of 9/11.” Olivia Riggin stated, “It made me feel motivated to tell the people in my life how much I love and appreciate them.” Andrew Taylor said “I felt a lot of patriotism for my country, grief for those we lost in the attacks, and unity for my neighbors and fellow countrymen.”
At the ceremony servicemen rang bells for each person that passed on 9/11 that was on Flight 93. Family members gave speeches and were permitted to walk onto the ground where the plane crashed into a grassy field. This was a very emotional event for most of America. Rest in peace to all those that were taken on 9/11.
The National Park Service maintains the Flight 93 memorial site.