The Day That Changed The World

9/11 exhibit remembers a historical day


Jackson Martin

Students soak in the posters stationed around the library, courtesy of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Elizabeth Hamby, Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Ledger

Twenty years have passed since the worst case of terrorism in US history. Four planes were hijacked on 9/11 and the Twin Towers in New York City were destroyed, as well as damage to the Pentagon and a crash in Shanksville, PA. 

No LHS student was alive then, but all staff members were. They can recall where they were when they first heard the news. 

“We were close to your age, it’s just crazy to think about,” Mrs. Oliva, one of the school librarians, said. 

In order to learn more about this tragic day and the heroic acts, the library presented an exhibit sponsored by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum that was on display from Sept. 10-23. 

“It’s a first-rate exhibit,” Oliva said. 

The “museum” was a compilation of 14 giant posters on display throughout the library including an optional documentary film that students can watch. In the film, first responder survivors recall their experience at the World Trade Center that day. Some of the victims’ children were also given their perspective of losing a parent. 

Additionally, Oliva asked teachers to share their stories about where they were during the event of 9/11. The link can be found in the library or right HERE

No one will forget this day, everybody was directly affected. 

Ms. Pizzo, the culinary arts teacher, recounted her experience per Oliva’s request. 

“It seemed like the world just froze, no airplanes, no flights, no travel… it seemed like we watched TV for two weeks,” Pizzo said.  

It may not hit as hard for students that weren’t alive for the event, but this tragedy really shaped what the world is today.