In Memoriam

September 26, 2001 1 min read

A total of six teachers and students from three public schools in the nation’s capital lost their lives when a hijacked jet crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11. They were aboard the flight en route to California to take part in an educational field study sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The society also lost two staff members who were headed to the event.

Ketcham Elementary School

Backus Middle School

A photograph was not available of Asia Cottom, a 6th grade student accompanying teacher Sarah Clark on the trip to study marine life off the California coast.

Leckie Elementary School

National Geographic Society