Head of School Pieter Mulder led a moment of silence at Berkshire on Monday morning to mark the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Students, some of whom were not yet born on that fateful day in 2001, were asked to reflect on the tragedy which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000, including four Berkshire graduates.
"That was an inflection point, around fear, and hate, and prejudice, and violence, and terrorism, and stereotyping, that I think, whether you were born or not, we're still working through all of those challenges and today is a moment to remind of us that," Mulder said.
Mulder directed students to visit the four pin oak trees that now stand on campus as a memorial to the four alumni who died in the attacks:
Kris Hughes '90, a prefect and captain of both the varsity football and varsity hockey teams who went on to Ohio State University and a career as a securities trader...Ward Haynes '84, a varsity hockey player and JV soccer co-captain who graduated from Northeastern University, worked as a photo editor for Sports Illustrated, and joined Cantor Fitzgerald a month before the attacks. He was the father of three...Jim Crawford '87, a member of Greek Key and the activities committee who played JV football and varsity lacrosse, then graduated from Lynchburg College and became an equity trader. His daughter was born exactly eleven weeks after his death...and Pete Goodrich '85, an avid chess player who went on to become a six-time All American in track and field at Bates College and then director of production development for a software company.
In addition to the observance at all-school meeting, a display was installed in Geier Library to honor the four alumni and flags on campus were lowered to half mast.
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