CLINTON, N.Y. – Clinton Central School District hosted a dedication ceremony Friday, as they unveiled a memorial in honor of a graduate who died on 9/11 after his plane was hijacked by terrorists.
The Edward Porter Felt Flight 93 Memorial was announced in November of 2019, and the dedication was planned on the 19th anniversary of Sept. 11.
The memorial bench will be placed near the Clinton Foundation Memorial Brick Garden.
Felt, who graduated from the school in 1977, was heading on a business trip when Flight 93 was hijacked. Passengers on the flight, including Felt, tried to regain control of the plane, but it ultimately crashed into an empty farm field in Shanksville, Penn. All 44 people on board were killed.
“This is a visible reminder of the events that happened that day, and what it allowed us to do in terms of being able to think about what those passengers did and who they were, and reflect on that. And gain a new understanding of what happened that day, and perhaps who we are and who we could be. And those types of messages that can be conveyed to our children through educational opportunities because it so close and right on our campus,” said Dr. Stephen Grimm, superintendent in Clinton.
The foundation has also set up a scholarship in honor of Felt, which will be awarded to a Clinton High School student each year.
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