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GMC honors fellow Americans on Patriot Day
Nearly 10,000 names were written in chalk today by hundreds of GMC prep students with bowed heads and hushed lips as they reflected and remembered those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and in the war on terror. Organizer MAJ Scott Seagraves said, “I hope that those who wandered through campus today and who will do so over the weekend will glimpse the outpouring of love and devotion that went into our 9/11 memorial. The oldest of our prep school students were at most, 4 years old on September 11, 2001. Our purpose as the history department and as a school in doing what we do on this day is to make them aware of the events that transpired, the lives that were lost, the heroism that was displayed, and the unbreakable bond that we as Americans can sometimes feel.”
Names included four GMC graduates, Chad Mercer (JC 2000), Michael Stokely (JC 2002), Daniel Gomez (JC 2005) and Walter Gray (JC 1988) and the fathers of three current GMC prep students, Roy Wood, Sr. and Alex French, IV.