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Ramsey Schools vows to "Never Forget"
In the bewildering days after September 11th, 2001 “Never Forget” became a national vow. But for communities such as ours, nestled in the broad outline of New York City and not spared from enduring personal loss, this national vow seemed bound to who we were; we could not forget, we would never be able to. With twenty years passed, and a generation of Ramsey school children born after that day, we in the Ramsey Schools remain as committed as ever to the vow to “Never Forget.”
To honor our commitment to remember that day the Ramsey schools have commemorated the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, in a variety of ways. Our K-3 students at Tisdale and Hubbard Schools learned about the significance of the day after the flag salute. Teachers helped students understand this event through read-alouds and discussions about the meaning of 9/11 while emphasizing a spirit of gratitude to the servicemen and women in our communities. Smith School and Dater School held a moment of silence, with the building principals marking not just the tragedy but highlighting the countless acts of selfless heroism. This past Saturday, September 11, Ramsey High School’s chorus performed the Bruce Springsteen song “Empty Sky” at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Jersey City attended by Governor Murphy, Senator Booker, and Senator Menendez. Today Ramsey High School students had the privilege of hearing the story of Mr. Brian Clark, a survivor who escaped the Twin Towers on the morning of September 11, 2001. Mr. Clark is also the grandfather of two Ramsey High School students, Aidan (‘22) and Molly (‘25).
Ramsey High School’s chorus performing the Bruce Springsteen song “Empty Sky” at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Jersey City attended by Governor Murphy, Senator Booker, and Senator Menendez.