By Kim Tran
Novato High students and staff observed Remembrance Day on September 9th to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
On September 11, 2001, a series of terrorist attacks in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania took the lives of 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000. Today, the attacks are still incredibly impactful, which is why the students and staff of Novato High School are observing the tragic event that occurred 15 years ago.
Mrs. Searle, who runs the Leadership class, described the importance of this Spirit day.
“It’s just nice to reflect back on things that have happened in the past,” Searle said. “Whether it is ways we can improve it in history or ways we can learn from it...or just remembering something that has happened that was very impactful.”
On September 12th, a moment of silence was held to honor the victims, followed by Sara Lofrano, a MSA student, singing the national anthem.
Juliet Aguilera, a junior at Novato High, was in her Pre Calculus class when it happened.
“I was half asleep when the anthem came on,” Aguilera said. “But, the anthem was really nice and it woke me up.”