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Students killed in terror attack remembered

Canon Norman Lynas promoted a spirit of peace, justice and consolation at a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of two former Saltus Grammar School students who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks.

Boyd Gatton and Robert Higley, 38 and 29 respectively, were two of three Bermudians killed in the attack on the World Trade Centre. The third was Rhondelle Tankard, 31.

Today, Saltus prefects were accompanied at the service, marking the 15th anniversary, held at the school by alumni who were in the same year as the victims.

Also present were Saltus head of school Ted Staunton and deputy head Jon Beard who said a few words in memory of the students, while S9 student Zander Miller performed the solemn rendition of Taps.

Canon Lynas, of the Anglican Cathedral, said in prayer: “We remember on this day your children of many nations whose lives were cut short by the fierce flames of anger and hatred of the 11 of September 2001.

“In particular, we remember the two former students of Saltus Grammar School Boyd Gatton and Robert Higley who tragically lost their lives whilst carrying on with their daily work. Behold a moment of silence as we remember them and their families.

“Console those who continue to suffer and grieve and give them comfort and hope as they look to the future.

“May the memories of their loved ones give them strength and may your presence give them courage.

“And we pray for the aftermath of these events — the ongoing war on terror, the lives of those who continue to be affected by the struggle towards peace, the soldiers and their families, the regions of our world where the resort to arms and terror has become second nature.”

A wreath-laying ceremony took place at Saltus Grammar School today, in memory of students killed in the 9/11 attacks (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published September 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Updated September 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm)

Students killed in terror attack remembered

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