The OHS Student Government Association is participating in the "Never Forget Project" through a flag memorial outside of the high school this Friday. The Project honors those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
"We wanted to do this because it's one of the most important events in American history. It’s an event that completely changed our country, and I think that we should rally together, and instead of forgetting the events of that day, we should continue to honor those who passed away," said project coordinator OHS senior Cory Ross. "We need to continue to innovate, continue to value the American Dream, which is what I think this project is all about: valuing our morals and valuing our country and honoring everyone who has served as well as everyone who died on that day."
Three-thousand flags were ordered to represent the nearly 3000 people who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks. Through the assistance of Gifted Teacher Kathleen Frazier, OHS students have decided to add a charitable aspect by allowing members of the Orange Schools Community to ceremoniously plant a flag for a (minimum) $1 donation. All of the proceeds raised will go towards the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation which provides scholarships to students whose parent(s) were lost in the tragic events of 911.
The flags will be on sale on Wednesday and Thursday during the OHS lunch periods. The display will be set-up in the grassy knoll in front of the high school and will remain on display, weather permitting, throughout the week.