Seven Loudoun County High School students were recognized for their 9/11 observance by the Board of Supervisors on Dec. 6.
Stephen Cypher, Jesse Dineen, Nick Rexroad, Daniel Eisert, Conrad Briles, Josh Stevic, and Nick Vaka received approval from LCHS principal Dr. Michelle Luttrell to place 2,977 flags on the front lawn of the school on the afternoon of September 10, memorializing the nearly 3,000 people killed in that attack. The flags stayed in place until the morning of Sept. 14.
“We were starting to notice that there are a number of people in our school who weren’t even alive when 9/11 happened,” Dineen said. “… Even though we weren’t really remembering it when it happened, it had a huge impact on our lives. Every single one of those lives mattered.”
An 18-year-old high school senior would have been 2 years old on Sept. 11, 2001.