Each year, RCS takes time to speak with and educate our students about the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks on The United States of America. We work to honor and remember those who lost their lives over 20 years ago. Our district, and community, like much of the United States, continue to remember the heartbreaking events that took place that day, the fear, loss, and devastation that echoed through our country. An experience that will never be forgotten. RCS understands how important it is for us as a community to set an example for our younger generations, to honor and keep the memories of those we have lost alive.
In 2001, a monument, pictured above, was created to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Located near the RCS Middle School, the monument stands as a reminder of the destructive events that unfolded that day, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives, and as an honor to those who went above and beyond to help our nation in a time of need. On Friday, the RCS Middle School honored the individuals who lost their lives and supported our nation during the 9/11 attacks on the United States of America with a small ceremony held outside at the 9/11 Memorial. Band Director Kermit Wamsley played Taps after a moment of silence was held in remembrance of that tragic day.
We will continue to always remember those who were killed or injured as a result of 9/11, the first responders who put their lives on the line that day and continue to every day for the greater good of others, and our service people who selflessly fought and continue to fight for our continued freedom at home and far away. Despite our shared and powerful grief in the aftermath of 9/11, hope, resilience, and unity lifted us up as a nation, demonstrated by those who put The United States of America before themselves.
Today and every day, we remember, honor, and pay tribute. We will never forget the sacrifices made by so many. You can view a complete list of those who lost their lives here.
RCS will never forget.