Students take a bite out of the Big Apple

American Heritage Students

Our first stop for the day was the 9/11 Museum and Memorial. It was definitely a one of a kind experience that we will be sure to never forget. From getting to walk through different exhibits to visiting the reflection pools where the twin towers used to sit, it was a very powerful experience to witness. 

As I went through and got to see and read the different exhibits, I couldn’t help but get goose bumps. One display that really stood out to me told the story of NYPD police officer John Perry, who was turning in his badge and retiring the morning of the 9/11 attack but once he heard the news took back his badge and went to go help. He, along with many others, lost their lives that day trying to help others. Getting the chance to see and hear all of the different stories and perspectives from that day was incredible. 

Later, we visited the famous bull statue. The Charging Bull statue is found in the financial district in Manhattan New York. Throughout the visit of this site, we started to understand that the statue is so much more amusing, fun and beautifully made in person. It was such a great experience to be able for a few students to hop on the bull and take pictures with him, along with a group picture as well. After visiting the Wall Street bull, our heritage class moved on to Trinity Wall Street and the stock exchange building. Trinity’s graveyard includes many famous people including Alexander Hamilton. 

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