Yesterday, on the tenth anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attacks, people throughout Walker County paid homage to the fallen of that day. Several groups of students at Walker High School paid tribute to the event in several ways.
Mr. Cordle’s classes chose to honor the event by making banners to display on Library Hall. Each class made a banner with the words “I Remember” displayed at the top. Below, each class member wrote a short summary of where they were on that fateful September morning, and what they remember doing. All three of Mr. Cordle’s classes filled their banners with memories of that day.
Walker’s Anchor Club chose to pay tribute to that day by thanking the local first responders. Anchor members came together to bake and bag over 200 bags of cookies. A group of Anchors met Sunday afternoon to deliver the goodies to Jasper’s EMT responders, 911 dispatchers, three fire departments, and both the Walker County and Jasper City police departments. The Anchors pulled together to thank our local responders for all that they do, and the project turned out to be a huge success!
Several Walker students paid tribute to 9/11 in their churches on Sunday morning. Special prayers were said and songs sang in remembrance of those who lost their lives. Many students watched memorial specials on television and grieved with those who were mourning. Also, people met in front of Jasper’s court house from 2-4pm yesterday afternoon to pay tribute to the fallen.
Even though Sunday was a day of mourning and remembrance, it was also a day of triumph. The 9-11 perpetrators committed the horrible crimes against our nation as a protest to our lives and our country, and in hopes that we as a nation would crumble. The 9-11 events brought the United States together and proved to the world that we are truly a united nation.