Cedar Grove High School students create 9/11 tribute on campus

Photo courtesy: Teresa Pyskaty

An Essex County high school is honoring those who lost their lives in one of the world’s most tragic terrorist attacks in history throughout the month of September.

Students produced “Cedar Grove Waves,” a flag installation featured on the front lawn of Cedar Grove High School as a way to remember, educate and honor the 2,977 people who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

The installation features flags representing the home countries of all of the victims and is assembled by the high school students. The installation was installed Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 and will remain on the lawn until Sept. 23.

“The magnitude of this terrible day can be difficult to grasp for those who did not experience it first hand, but it is extremely important for all us here today to preserve and maintain a tradition of remembrance for the attacks. 9/11 is not just a part of our history books and lessons, it’s a part of our life,” said Cedar Grove High School Senior Elissa Johnson.