In remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001, students in grades 9-12 at East Meadow High School discussed the historical impact of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center during their social studies classes.
Teachers unfolded the tragic events of that day as they spoke about the innocent victims, police officers, firefighters and first responders who lost their lives, and the nation’s pledge to never forget their sacrifices.
Following the lessons, the classes had an opportunity to contribute to the Twin Towers Lego display, constructed by members of the school’s Model Congress and Social Studies Honor Society. Each student added to the structure with a red, white or blue color Lego, symbolizing the FDNY firefighters, civilians and NYPD officers who were involved.
The students also paid a visit to a 9/11 memorial outside the Mathematics corridor, that was created seven years ago through a partnership between Model Congress, the Social Studies Honor Society and the social studies department. The memorial features two juniper trees representing the Twin Towers and a piece of debris from the attacks, encircled by American flags.