9/11 anniversary resonates for students


by Josh Lesser, Staff Writer

On September 11 2015, Glen Rock High School commemorated the fourteenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in a somber mood, with the annual ringing of a bell and an art display.

This year marked the fourteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The attacks claimed 2977 victims that day when 19 hijackers crashed plans into the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Glen Rock High School marked the anniversary with a ringing of a bell followed by a moment of silence at 8:45 am; the time the first plane hit north tower of the World Trade Center. Another way in which the school remembered the attacks was with the art display put up by Ms. Cella.

“I know people who were lost in 911 it was a difficult time,” wrote Ms. Cella in an email.

“Empathy, sorrow, reflection” are the words that Ms. Cellas said the artwork is getting across.

The photographs featured in the display were taken by Alan Sponzilli ex-art teacher from Glen Rock High School. He lived in New York City and after the attack he went around documenting the emotions of the people affected by the attacks. Also included in the exhibit is a poem written by Sarah Avery a student at Glen Rock Middle School on the day of the attack. The poem is about being in Frank Lundy’s class on the day of the attack and what it was like being a student in the school during September 11 2001.

In other schools around the country on September 11, 2015, students broke out into song to celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner.

The Star-Spangled Banner is the United States national anthem and was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812. Although the actual anniversary was on September 14, schools around the country broke out into song at the same time trying to set a world record.

“It’s a good sign of patriotism,” said Claudio Liberti (16) about singing of the anthem on September 11.