Mayor Muriel Bowser Remembers D.C. Students, Teachers Killed In 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2019

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Wednesday urged local residents to remember three D.C. public school students and three teachers who were killed in the 9/11 attacks. 

In a tweet, Bowser wrote “#NeverForget” in response to the school system’s call to action. 

The students and faculty members had been selected to travel to California for a trip to study ecology with National Geographic Society researchers, D.C. public schools said. At 9:37 a.m., their plane crashed into the Pentagon. 

Students Asia Cottom, Bernard Brown and Rodney Dickens and teachers Hilda Taylor, James Debeuneure and Sarah Clark were killed in the incident.

“Asia, Bernard, Rodney, Hilda, James, and Sarah are forever in our hearts,” the school system wrote in a Facebook post. “Our deepest sympathies remain with their families.” 

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