On the morning of September 11, 2001, the US experienced terrorist attacks that changed our country forever. However, for those old enough to recall that day, memories have faded a bit and for our student body, none are old enough to recall the events at all. Therefore, it is important to take time each year to memorialize that 9/11. On the morning of Friday, September 9, 2016 at Liberty High School did just that.
Liberty came together to hold a flag raising ceremony to memorialize the tragedies that took place 15 years ago. Participating in the ceremony were the Liberty First Company, members of the Bethlehem Police and Fire Departments, Military Recruiters and Lance Corporal Joshua Plum, a 2015 Liberty graduate who is currently serving in the US Marine Corps. Private Plum was on hand to assist with raising the flag and also represent all Liberty Graduates who are either currently serving or have served their country in the US Military.
Principal Harrison Bailey and Captain Tom Walke, US Air Force, Retired spoke to more than 500 students and faculty who gathered outside Liberty to watch the ceremony. Both spoke about the importance of paying tribute to those that lost their lives that day.