Never Forget: Hartfield students honor the significance of 9/11

September 11, 2001 is a date that will never leave the hearts and minds of so many Americans. Not one student in our school was even alive when 9/11 took place. For many parents and teachers, it is a part of history that will never be forgotten. As we prepared for this anniversary date, we took the week to educate our students on one of the most impactful days in America’s history.
 Mrs. Hunt’s sixth grade history classes were given the opportunity to read newspapers and magazines from September 12, 2001 – only one day after the unimaginable event. Each class presented interviews of individuals who lived through the experience, which allowed them to better understand the raw emotion behind what happened. Students learned how the events that shaped our nation in the past continue to impact our lives today, proving history is alive, all while learning what it truly means to be an American.
For many students, hearing about this tragic event led to the question “Why?”, just like so many Americans asked that day. As with everything in life, Christians understand and reflect on 9/11 differently than the rest of the world. It is important for our students to first look into God’s word to find the answers to so many hard questions. That is exactly what our bible teachers did. Our Upper School bible classes took the time to find answers in God’s word and to find comfort in knowing that although we live in a fallen world, the Lord will always remain holy and good.
Our high school bible classes took time to gather around the flag pole and pray for our country, our leaders and those who risk their lives every day to protect this country. Each class also had the opportunity to pray for the nations and the people who don’t know or have access to the gospel. It was an incredible sight to see our students pray powerfully for life change!
That day and every day, we honor and remember the brave men and women whose lives were lost on September 11, 2001. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Hartfield Academy is fully accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of independent Schools (SAIS).