Nearly 3,000 flags visible to those passing by on Valley Road.
Since the middle of last week, those who drive by the Bonnie Brae Educational Center on Valley Road have been able to see a field filled with 2,977 American flags. The school's Field of Flags was officially dedicated last Friday. It was both an occasion of remembrance and a more current thank you for local firefighters, first aid squad members and police. The Bonnie Brae School on Valley Road, which last Tuesday and Wednesday erected almost 3,000 flags to recall each of the victims of 9/11, including 18 in Basking Ridge by one count, later held an official dedication to remember those who lost their lives — and a luncheon to honor emergency workers who continue to assist the school on a regular basis. The event was planned by school …
Students place thousands of flags on school property off Valley Road to honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Bonnie Brae School in Liberty Corner is marking the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack with a tribute to local veterans, first responders, and those families who lost loved ones in the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Students at the private school and residential treatment center were busy early this week in time to cover the large front field of the campus with flags. Each of the 2,977 flags represented one the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, said Cathy Phillips, spokeswoman for Bonnie Brae. From Valley Road, the flags are visible on the front lawn of the school's 100-acre property in the Liberty Corner section of the township. Many of the adolescent students residing at Bonnie Brae have only vague memories of the …