September 11th: 16 years later

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Jake Neuberger, Editor-In-Chief
@jakencourant

Monday, September 11, 2017 marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks. A date which not only saw the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11, United Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77, and United Airlines Flight 93, but also the devastation of communities and the world as a whole. These acts of mass terrorism took the lives of almost 3,000 and injured over 6,000 others. Of these victims, 65 were from the state of Connecticut, and of them, three were New Canaan natives (Joe Coppo, Bradley Fetchet, Eamon McEneaney). In the years following the attacks, statistics express that more people will die from 9/11 caused illnesses, than those who died on that day. This tragedy marks a special day for Americans and the establishment of Homeland Security. The war on terror has had an immense impact, even after 16 years, but the patriotic pride and stories of resiliency that have come from that day will never be tarnished. It is imperative to continue to remember and honor those who were lost on that day, and those who still are struggling as a result.

In remembrance of these attacks, NCHS will be holding a moment of silence for all those affected. If you would like to further participate in remembering and honoring those impacted, attached below are some upcoming events:

September 11th, National Day of Service (Create a HOPE Tree, New York, New York)

September 11th, Moments of silence @ Ground Zero, St. Paul’s Chapel (Bell of Hope), The Tribute in Light

September 11th, 2017 16th Anniversary Tribute 3pm-Midnight, New York Memorial

September 11th, Charity Day 2017–New York, New York, Cantor Fitzgerald

September 18th, Voices of September 11th Intern Video, “Resiliency: Stories of Strength”, Wagner Room, New Canaan High School

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