Central students stood in respectful silence as a color guard marched past to the sound of bagpipes.
The entire student body and staff at Westerville Central High School gathered in the Commons on Tuesday morning for a somber and moving ceremony commemorating the tragic events of September 11, 2001. That is when terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners and coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth plane was prevented from making it to its presumed destination in Washington D.C. when the passengers took control and crashed it in Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people lost their lives that day.
Military service men and women, police officers and fire fighters were present for Central’s annual remembrance ceremony, which took place at the exact time the first World Trade Center tower was struck. A bagpipe player ushered in a color guard, which paused as two students performed Taps. Although most pupils at Central were not even born when the attack occurred, they were urged to always remember what happened on that fateful day.