Remembering 9/11

September 27, 2011

This morning our small, private boarding school community filled Bingham Hall at assembly to remember September 11, 2001.

Barry Yanowitz photo taken remembering 9/11 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomvu/241452041/

Photo: 'Tribute in Light' courtesy of Barry Yanowitz on Flickr.

As a community we listened to Dr. Clarke share his thoughts as a historian, giving his perspective on the complex series of events that led up to the attacks that day. We listened to Ms. Cooper’s chorus as they bathed the auditorium in song. We listened to Mrs. Donovan talk about how the horrors of that day were also met with heroism, integrity and honor. And we listened to Mr. Kunkle share his memories of a day when our community came together to process something so incomprehensible.

He read to us the letter he sent to Gould families on September 12, 2001 – ten years ago today.

“This morning, Gould Academy woke up to a world altered in ways that will require weeks, if not months, for us to begin to comprehend,” it begins.

 

Like so many, Gould felt the acute ache of sadness knowing that we had lost a member of our community in New York that day – Scott Coleman, class of 1988.

We honor Scott, his family and the others who lost their lives ten years ago.

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