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In Remembrance of 9/11


Every year on September 11, Hunterdon Central pauses to remember those who were lost on September 11, 2001. This video, aired during announcements, feaures an artifact from the North Tower of the World Trade Center - a 300 pound I-beam bent in half by the trauma experienced that day - and a poem written by Rob McGeary, Esq, who donated the beam to our high school. Click to view the 9/11 Remembrance Video

The I-beam was always intended to be a memorial to those who were lost that day. Mr. McGeary donated the artifact to Hunterdon Cnetral with the understanding that we would place it on permanent exhibit, where all could see and remember.

The I-beam was delivered to the high school on September 11, 2015. It was received by staff and students - some of whom had not been born fourteen years ago, and who were awed by this evidence of what had occurred that day.

The I-beam now has a permanent place in the reception area of the 9/10 building and can be seen by all who enter, as well as by cars passing the high school on Route 31. Our art students created on a permanent display to surround the beam.

The poem at the end of the video was written by Mr. McGeary and read by HC student Brendan Falk.