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Cadets Honor the Lives Lost on 9-11-2001

The Randolph-Macon Academy Upper School cadets might not be in uniform yet, but they didn't let that stop them from paying their respects to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. 

R-MA Commandant Col Frank Link, USAF, Retired, read a list of countries that initially reported losses resulting from the attacks. With each country he read off, a cadet responded with the number of citizens deceased, then proceeded to lay a white rose at the base of the flag pole. 

The countries called were Ireland (four deceased), Britain (100 deceased), China (three deceased), Japan, (two deceased), Pakistan (one deceased), Bangladesh (50 deceased), Australia (three deceased), Indonesia (one deceased), Switzerland (four deceased), South Africa (one deceased), Chile (three deceased), Peru (one deceased), El Salvador (one deceased), Dominican Republic (one deceased), Portugal (five deceased), Canada (three deceased), and the United States (2,694 deceased).