Levelland Middle School students, faculty and staff all took a few minutes to observe a moment of silence and a balloon release as a memorial to the ones who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks as well as thanking local first responders.
Principal Brad Clanton said “As an educator, it is difficult to relive the emotions of that day, however I feel it’s important to review the events of that day, so we never forget.”
September 11, 2001 started out as a bright and sunny morning for most of the United States. However, the peace of that early autumn morning was horribly shattered, and the United States and it’s people were forever changed by the events that unfolded. 4 passenger jet airliners were high jacked by terrorists and were to be used as missiles against various sites of importance in the United States. 3 of the 4 sets of hijackers succeeded. 2 planes were purposely crashed into the World Trade Center skyscraper buildings in New York City. As a result of the damage from the planes and the heat from the burning fuel, the buildings soon collapsed. The third plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC. However, the last plane, Flight 93, which was bound for the nation’s Capital or the White House, was taken over by the American citizens on board. As a result, the hijackers purposely crashed the plane in Pennsylvania, but the heroic actions of the passengers saved our governmental buildings.
Middle School students were escorted outside for a moment of silence and a memorial balloon release to remember the lives of those lost on 9/11 and to thank our area’s first responders.