For many years to come, that question will run through the minds of children who were fortunate enough not to live through the attacks.
The worst terrorist attack on the United States lies in the memories of everyone who is old enough to remember. Thanks to senior Nichole Pence, the community of Columbus will have a detailed look back at the events through a remembrance effort students are putting together. Pence, with the help of Student Assembly and Inter-Club-Council, has launched a corporation wide time capsule.
“After the attacks, I felt the students of North needed show and express their feelings in some manner,” Pence said. “On a spur of the moment, I filled out a form from Youth Resources and received a grant-and went with it.”
The idea is to show how the attacks affected the children of the community and demonstrate the respect and compassion for those who lost their lives. It will be a collaborative effort from Bartholomew Consolidated Schools as well as others who show interest.
“I am really excited to see what little kids think about the events of September 11,” senior participant Katie Rogers said. “I can’t wait to hear their ideas.”
There will a presentation of the time capsule on April 13 from 11:00-12:30p.m. The presentation will be held in the Judson Erne Auditorium. Congressman Mike Pence and Mayor Fred Armstrong will be in attendance.
“I am really looking forward to the presentation because I think there will be a good turn out,” senior participant Katie Monts said.
“I will be proud to be a part of it.”
The entire presentation will be video recorded and a copy of the tape will be sent to schools in New York who are involved with the National Student Council Association. Although the attacks on our country will never be forgotten, the time capsule will give students a more in-depth look at the effect it had on our community.