Ceremony honors, remembers 9/11
Stafford High School’s students and staff honored the tragedies of 9/11 on Friday, Sept. 9. A memorial service was held and filmed outside the school and was aired for everyone to see later in the day.
“The service is something we do every year,” SCA adviser Margaret Bridges said.
The memorial included NJROTC students, both of the school’s choirs, and speeches by counselor Harry Mack, and SCA officers Amy Quantrille and B.H. Kim.
“I thought it was so beautiful,” Quantrille said. “It made me cry.”
The service was honoring the tenth anniversary of the attacks.
“We are discussing whether to make the ceremonies annual or every couple of years,” Kim said. “I thought it was a really good idea for the tenth anniversary.”
Both advanced choirs performed ‘America The Beautiful’ for the audience.
“I felt it was an honor to perform,” sophomore Sarah Rochte said. “Each generation has its own thing that marks them. “
The memorial was emotional for everyone, but especially touched those directly affected by the attacks
“I thought it was awesome because my brother-in-law was one of the first casualties in Iraq,” administrative assistant Dana Stonesteifer said. “Anything having to do with 9/11 is important to me.