Loften High School Students Commemorate, "The 343"
Published September 11th, 2013
The newest generation of Americans were barely old enough to understand the events of September 11th, 2001.
But one group of high schoolers got an all- too- real lesson on the sacrifice that Americans made that day.
Fire and EMS instructor at Loften High School, Leah Cornwell served with Gainesville Fire Rescue for 5 years after 9-11.
This year she took the opportunity to do something a little different for her kids in commemoration of fallen heroes.
Her lesson went beyond paper, students used to chalk to write the names of each of the 343 firemen and women that died on 9-11.
One of her students Kenan Tolbert says, "all those people put their lives on the line for us like you know like it was really touching, it made me sad because that's what i want to be when i grow up so you got to have courage and honor and stuff."
The oldest of Cornwell's students was 6 years old in 2011.
In addition to the firefigthers lost that day, 23 new york police officers also died.
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