In 2001, a monument was constructed in honor of those that lost their lives on September 11. Situated near the RCS middle school, the monument is a tribute to those lost their lives and stands as a reminder for those who remember the events that unfolded that day.
The monument was created at that time to provide students with a tangible place to reflect with one another, process the events of 9/11, and to connect as Americans in support of the families and communities of New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, who suffered most directly.
“All of our RCS students are too young to remember 9-11, but their parents remember, our staff remembers, and every one of us was touched in some way by this catastrophic event,” said RCS Superintendent Brian Bailey. “We want our RCS students to understand and recognize this common experience, this common loss for all of us as Americans. By taking a moment of remembrance on September 11, we allow ourselves to pay tribute and remember what’s important for us as a community and as a nation.”
The RCS community pays tribute and remembers those lives that were forever changed 18 years ago.