9/11 World Memorial & Joe Torrillo to be at Seneca East Local Schools
NATIONAL TOUR – September 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 at
Seneca East Local Schools – 13343 US 224 Attica, OH 44807
Seneca East Local Schools located in Attica Ohio will play host to some very special events this September. As part of an entire week of remembrance, Seneca East will host the 9/11 World Memorial, Project 2978 which will be on display and open to the public from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM September 7-11. A very emotional exhibit, the non-profit 9/11 World Memorial is owned by Mitch Mendler and the memorial is meant to help pay tribute to the 2,978 men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. At the center of the display is a steel beam, a piece of the 43rd floor of the World Trade Center South Tower.
In addition to hosting the traveling memorial, Seneca East will play host to nationally renowned speaker, Joe Torrillo as he will speak in the main gymnasium on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:15 PM. Torrillo travels the world as a professional speaker sharing his amazing story of strength and courage as he survived being buried alive in not only one of the twin towers, but both of them as they collapsed. Torrillo is on a quest to make our country the “Re-United States of America”, resurrecting patriotism, trumpeting the men and women of the Armed Services, mentoring adolescents, and inspiring audiences of all sizes to embrace change and never give up on their dreams. Torrillo’s presentation will be open to the public. Plan to arrive early for seating.
Finally, on Saturday, September 9, 2023, Seneca East Local Schools will play host to its annual 9/11 Tribute Cross Country Meet, the Stars, Stripes, & Lights. The meet is set to begin at 4:30 begin and races will go off throughout the night with the last one starting at 11:00 PM. Over 2,000 runners will be participating on the evening. Each race is started with a firework and there will be a special ceremony of remembrance at 7:30 PM with a fireworks show following at 8:00 PM. As part of the ceremony, 2978 flags will be planted to represent the victims of 9/11/01, skydivers will be landing during the National Anthem, and special patriotic music will be performed live.
If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact event coordinator, Matt Schock, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 419-618-8974.