Thursday, September 11, 2008

BHS Remembers 9/11

This morning Burlington High School commemorated the seventh anniversary of 9/11 with a moment of silence in honor of those who perished in the terrorist attacks on our country. We place a special emphasis on those four members of our school community who died on 9/11. Those four individuals who are honored with a plaque in the main lobby of our school are former BHS Coach James Trentini and his wife Mary, BHS grad Thomas McGuinness who was the co-pilot on American Airlines flight 11, and BHS grad Robert Jay Hayes.

The BHS Select Singers under the direction of John Middleton opened our day with the National Anthem and God Bless America.

A vase with four roses is placed in front of the plaque each year on September 11th in memory of the four members of the BHS community who we lost.


  1. Thank you for introducing those of us who are new to the community to these heroic Burlington folks and for keeping their lives a part of our own.

  2. The Burlington Community was very lucky to have Mr. Trentini as an educator, he was adored by all of his students and was a wonderful teacher. It has been over 20 years since I had the pleasure of being a student in his class, but he is a teacher that I will never forget. He was special before 9/11 and memories of him are the only thing that can make me smile when I think about that horrible day.