CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Students at Cedar Grove High School honored the victims of the September 11 terror attacks Wednesday morning at a cermony outside the Cedar Grove Waves flag display. The entire student body attended.
Senior and All School Council President Francesca Catrone began the ceremony by recognizing the importance of educating students.
"Most of us students were not even born yet, but will always remember the day that changed this nation. It is extremely important to keep our future students educated of the events and history of this day," said Catrone.
Additional members of the senior class read moments of time giving a timeline of the series of events that occurred that day. The two Cedar Grove residents who perished, Norman Rossinow and John Ernst "Jack" Eichler, were honored by students who spoke to the lives they lived, their families, careers and hobbies.
David Schoner, who founded and has spearheaded Cedar Grove Waves since the first flag display five years ago, said, "It's so emotional and upllifting each continuing year of Cedar Grove Waves because of the many personal stories of those who were lost."
"The goal of Cedar Grove Waves is to create conversation with young people around the events of September 11, and to honor the lives that were lost," said Schoner.
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