Remembering Lives Lost, 10 Years Later

On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The world was a different place then, and would change forever in just a few short hours.

The average cost of a gallon of gasoline was about $1.50 nationally, George W. Bush succeeded Bill Clinton as America’s 43rd president, and today’s high school freshmen were only four-years-old.

On Sunday September 11, 2011 – 10 years later – CJ students, led by members of the Junior Council on World Affairs (JCOWA), will remember the attacks, the heroism, and the victims.

The Junior Council on World Affairs invites all members of the CJ community to attend this memorial program.

Guest speakers will include: Captain Joseph Meyer, Dayton Fire Department; Brigadier General William Thornton, United States Air Force; and Jim Hagan of the International Peace Museum of Dayton.

The CJ concert band, concert choir and concert orchestra will perform, with Mr. Tony Ricciuto, social studies teacher and JCOWA moderator, serving as Mater of Ceremonies.

In conjunction with the Dayton Council on World Affairs, Chaminade Julienne was one of three area high schools selected to host this memorial program commemorating the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

The event will begin with a community prayer and, in addition to featuring guest speakers and CJ’s performing arts groups, the evening will include student reflections and slideshows.

The community-wide event begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 11.  Following the program, students will be invited to attend homeroom presentations during the school day on Monday, September 12.

The 9/11 Memorial Program will be held in the CJ auditorium. Please enter through the courtyard.

Parents, students, families and friends are encouraged to spend the evening remembering the events of September 11, 2001 in order to pay tribute to those who lost their lives that fateful day.

Admission is free, and your support at this event is appreciated.


  • January 15, 2001 – The Internet-encyclopedia known as Wikipedia launches.
  • February 18, 2001 – Beloved NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt is killed in a crash at the Daytona 500.
  • March 23, 2001 – The Russian space station Mir plummets into the Pacific Ocean.
  • April 28, 2001 – American engineer Dennis Tito becomes the first “space tourist” after funding his own trip.
  • May 19, 2001 – The first Apple Stores open in Tysons Corner, Virginia and Glendale, California.
  • June 15, 2001 – The Los Angeles Lakers win their second of three consecutive NBA Championships, four games to one over the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • July 2001 – The third season of the popular television show Survivor is filmed in Africa.
  • August 2001 – Popular music artists Destiny’s Child and Alicia Keys each top the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks a piece.
  • September 18, 2001 – One week after the September 11 attacks, letters containing the pathogen Anthrax are mailed to multiple addresses via the U.S. Postal Service.
  • October 7, 2001 – Giants slugger Barry Bonds belts his record-breaking 73rd homerun off pitcher Dennis Springer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, eclipsing the single season mark of 70 previously held by Mark McGwire.
  • November 29, 2001 – Legendary musician and Beatles guitarist George Harrison dies of lung cancer in Hollywood, California.
  • December 2, 2001 – The Texas-based Enron Corporation files for bankruptcy.