According to Debbie Booras-Gordenstein on the One Sudbury Facebook page, Lincoln-Sudbury decided to observe a moment of silence today after a number of emails were received by Interim Superintendent/Principal Bella Wong.
While the Town of Sudbury held a quiet memorial at Heritage Park on Sept. 11 to honor the three local victims of the terrorist attack 12 years ago, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School went about its normal business.
According to one student, this was not acceptable.
"This event deserves to be remembered," wrote Allison Greenberg. "It reminds us that we can rebuild, that life goes on after tragedy. By remembering, we give support to those who lost loved ones."
Another student has started an online petition, telling the L-S administration a lack of acknowledgement is not acceptable.
"Through this petition, we, the students of Lincoln-Sudbury, wish to convey to you that it is NOT acceptable to simply move on from one of the greatest tragedies in American history," Greg Sachs wrote. "It is NOT acceptable to denote September 11th as just another day of the year. The lone counter-argument I can think of is that dwelling on this day is "letting our attackers win" because the goal of terrorism is to invoke fear and anguish. We recognize that this may be an appropriate argument, but in this case, the case of a tragedy of such magnitude, we believe that remembering those who were lost, honoring those who saved them and paying respect to their families is simply the best thing to do."
As of 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, the petition had 100 signatures.
"My son was a freshman at LS on September 11 when he lost his uncle on Flight 93," Amy Meller, of Santa Barbara, Calif., wrote on the online petition. "Also on that flight of heros were Mr and Mrs. Peterson, the parents of then North house Jennifer Price. If only for these members of the LS community there should be a moment of recognition."
One L-S parent has told Sudbury Patch the student body is planning a moment of silence today (Sept. 12) in honor of the victims.
Interim L-S Superintendent/Principal Bella Wong was in a meeting during an attempt to seek comment.