On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States of America, the Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets conducted a special remembrance ceremony to honor those victims …
On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States of America, the Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets conducted a special remembrance ceremony to honor those victims and American heroes who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The corps gathered in formation on MMA’s front campus, in front of Stribling Hall. At 7:46 a.m. (matching the Eastern time of 8:46 a.m. when the first plane hit the World Trade Center), the MMA Color Guard lowered the American flag to half-mast. Corps’ trumpet players John Carlos Ahuja, a sophomore from Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Sage Fuller, an 8th grader from Bell Canyon, California, played Taps, which was followed by the observance of two minutes of silence by the corps.
Upon completion of the two minutes of silence, the corps of cadets marched to the Academy’s Centennial Gymtorium to observe a video on 9/11.
Coming up this week, high school cadets in Anthony Yannielli’s U.S. History classes will continue to learn about 9/11, starting off with a KWL chart (what they know, what they want to know, and what they learned) on Monday. Cadets have been tasked to talk with their families to learn what their parents and other family members remember about the tragic day. They will also watch documentaries on 9/11 to learn about the beginning (focusing on Al Qaeda), the attacks, and the reaction to the attacks. The grades involved were 9-12.