The Peace Wall project still resonates

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:17

My daughter, McCauley, is a freshman in college. She came home this weekend for her first visit. Early this morning we decided as a family to visit the Peace Wall Memorial at Sanfordville Elementary, and pay our respects to those who lost their lives on 9/11. You see, my daughter was only in third grade on that terrible day 10 years ago. The Peace Wall class project was one of the most memorable for her for many reasons. It was a lesson about making a difference in her own community. As a parent, I, too, recall how devastating that day was. But we both remember something good, a remarkable teacher, Beverly Braxton, and all of the volunteers and fellow parents that participated to make the Peace Wall Memorial project a reality. Today, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we quietly remembered those that loss their lives. I encourage others to take their families to this beautiful quiet place. It is truly hallowed ground. Peace, it is so vital to our the future of our world. Thank you, Beverly, for teaching my daughter how to help others. Christine Rolando Warwick