Education

Third Annual Cedar Grove Waves Installation Will Once Again Honor 9/11 Victims and Educate Students

c0f4bfcbbac987435754_cgwaves.jpg
c0f4bfcbbac987435754_cgwaves.jpg

CEDAR GROVE,NJ - The lawn of Cedar Grove High School will once again be adorned with 2,977 flags in memory of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.   This will be the third annual Cedar Grove Waves art installation and organizer and Board of Education member David Schoner continues to enlarge the scope of the memorial to help educate Cedar Grove students about the events of that day.  

Some of the new additions this year include a formal ceremony and displays at Memorial Middle School, North End School and South End School.  Schoner said his goal is to continue to have the memorial evolve so that Cedar Grove students can learn about the events of that day and the impact they had on our world.  

"I keep thinking about how do we involve the kids," Schoner said.  "Even at the lower schools, though it obviously needs to be age appropriate. That's why the displays in the other buildings are being added this year."

Sign Up for E-News

Schoner will begin the  setting up process on September 5, with the goal of having the students put the flags in the ground on Sept. 7 and 8.   Schoner will tweak the installation over the weekend so it will be ready for the formal service on Sept. 11.  
 
In Cedar Grove Waves first installation in 2015, CGHS students helped place the flags, however last year school did not begin until Sept. 12 due to construciton so Schoner was assisted by local Boy Scouts, the CGHS All School Council and several student volunteers.  This year, Schoner is happy to report that CGHS will once again be incorporating the installation into the school day and curriculum.  All students will not only assist with placing the flags, but also attend a seminar detailing the events of Sept. 11.  
 
The formal ceremony, which is new this year, will be held on the morning of Sept. 11.  Bagpiper Dick Boesch will play "Amazing Grace" to open the ceremony and trumpet player Joe Colasurdo will play "Taps" to close it.  In addition, 18 students will read a moment of time giving a timeline of the series of events that occurred that day.  
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Verona/Cedar Grove

Essex County Announces Free Summer Concert Series Lineup

June 24, 2018

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to visit the Essex County Park System and enjoy the 2018 Essex Country Free Summer Music Concert Series. Upcoming events feature Jazz Concerts, a House Music Festival, Jukebox Legends, and Julian and Dominique.

“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

June 18, 2018

On June 14, 2018 at 12:13 a.m., Ptl. Nicole Witel stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check revealed that the registration was suspended. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 23 year old male driver from Montclair for driving while suspended. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On June 16, 2018 at 7:00 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella ...

NJ Teen Steers His Mustang Into Tractor Supply Store

June 20, 2018

MONROE TWP., N.J. — James Duffey, 18 of Garwood, drove his 2014 mustang through the doors of the Tractor Supply in Monroe Township, N.J. on Tuesday, June 12, about 12:30 p.m.

But it isn't what you think. Duffey is a lot like other high school Seniors. He likes to go out with his friends for a soda. In Duffey's case, his friend is a 4-year-old American Mustang he named "Star ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_84a90ab7ab886a6c6979_lbi_sosc_june_25_2018_02

Mon, June 25, 9:00 AM

Anthony Santomauro, North Caldwell

Legends Baseball “School’s Out Baseball Camp”

Education Health & Wellness Other Sports

Mon, June 25, 9:00 AM

Anthony Santomauro, North Caldwell

Legends Baseball “School’s Out Baseball Camp”

Education Health & Wellness Other Sports

Mon, June 25, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...