Westwood Center Faculty will host a 9/11 Remembrance and First Responder Appreciation Day from 1-3 p.m. Monday on the college.
That is to commemorate and memorialize the twenty second anniversary of the terrorist assaults on the World Commerce Heart, The Pentagon and on United Flight 93.
“We’re excited in regards to the alternative to teach our college students a couple of very transferring expertise that many people nonetheless bear in mind prefer it was yesterday,” Westwood Principal John Conrad stated. “Our college students weren’t born but when 9/11 occurred, so this chance is about elevating consciousness and bringing to life for them an important second in American historical past. It’s additionally our probability to welcome first responders from the larger Morgantown space to our campus and thank them for his or her service in protecting our communities protected.”
The Westwood vertical social research crew of Barbara Smith (sixth grade), Ashley Grandick-Peck (seventh grade) and Matthew Barcus (eighth grade) has created a significant and memorable day that includes a myriad of interactive major and secondary supply actions in a school-wide initiative.
These embody: A video of Westwood’s personal Sarah Cooke, who was a primary responder working rescue and restoration efforts on the Flight 93 crash website; hands-on studying with Morgantown-area first responders and their cell command heart, hearth vehicles, EMS autos and police vehicles; and choose members of the Westwood workers who will educate college students on different subjects associated to 9/11. These embody workers members speaking about army service for the nation, interacting with major sources by way of StoryCorps and multi-cultural views.
The day will shut with a school-wide meeting that includes “Boatlift” (an untold story of 9/11 resistance) narrated by Tom Hanks, and recognition of space first responders who’re in attendance on the occasion.
“We’ve got labored very laborious with the planning and logistics to make this occasion occur for our college students and our neighborhood,” Phil Caskey, Westwood social research instructor, stated. “It’s our privilege and responsibility to inform the 9/11 story and acknowledge our neighborhood’s first responders who selflessly defend their communities first. It’s our hope that our college students will acknowledge the importance and significance of 9/11 and that’s a lot extra than simply one other web page in historical past for them.”