A+ GREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL!

by halocoordinator  |  May 27, 2015
"Todd's Story."

“Todd’s Story.”

A Powerful Meeting happened at the Flight 93 National Memorial on Friday, May 22, 2015!  Green Middle School, in Green, Ohio is the latest School to embrace the 93 cents for Flight 93 Mission of honoring the Heroes of Flight 93!

300 Students, Teachers, Staff, Soldiers and Friends joined together on May 22 at the Flight 93 National  Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.
This is the second Year that Sharon Deitrick, Founder of “93 cents for Flight 93“,  teamed with John Hamilton, Founder of “The 9:57 Project“,  in bringing together students to honor these great heroes!
David and Peggy Beamer, parents of Flt 93  Hero, Todd Beamer,  joined our students to thank them and to  encourage them to continue to do the right thing and to preserve our nation’s freedom.
The students responded to his request with a resounding, “Let’s Roll”.  These were the  last recorded words spoken by their son, before launching the counter attack on the terrorists, thwarting their mission.
 

Enjoy Some of Our Great Pictures From May 22, 2015!

by halocoordinator  |  
David and Peggy Beamer at the Flight 93 National Memorial

David and Peggy Beamer at the Flight 93 National Memorial

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"Todd's Story."

“Todd’s Story.”

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Washington Latin School (WA DC), EL Haynes Public Charter School (WA DC),  and Green Middle School (Green OH) together in Shanksville, PA

Washington Latin School (WA DC), EL Haynes Public Charter School (WA DC), and Green Middle School (Green OH) together in Shanksville, PA

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Washington Latin School, Washington DC with the 9:57 Project

Washington Latin School, Washington DC with the 9:57 Project

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Captain Jason Dahl was the pilot aboard United Flight 93.  He rearranged his flight schedule on 9.11.01 to be able to take his wife to London on their 5th wedding anniversary.  He learned to fly before he learned to drive.

Captain Jason Dahl was the pilot aboard United Flight 93. He rearranged his flight schedule on 9.11.01 to be able to take his wife to London on their 5th wedding anniversary. He learned to fly before he learned to drive.

The wooden gate separates the park from the "Sacred Ground."  This area is restricted access, and only family members of the 40 Heroes can go out onto this area for 50 years.  It is the final resting place for the crew and passengers aboard United Flight 93.

The wooden gate separates the park from the “Sacred Ground.” This area is restricted access, and only family members of the 40 Heroes can go out onto this area for 50 years. It is the final resting place for the crew and passengers aboard United Flight 93.

Just a great shot of our group.  A hero can be an ordinary person who steps up to do big things. These kids have all stepped up.

Just a great shot of our group. A hero can be an ordinary person who steps up to do big things. These kids have all stepped up.

Looking at mementos left behind.  All items on display are eventually collected and placed in an offsite storage facility.  They will be cataloged and placed on display in the future museum.

Looking at mementos left behind. All items on display are eventually collected and placed in an offsite storage facility. They will be cataloged and placed on display in the future museum.

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LEADERSHIP, 93 CENTS AT A TIME

by halocoordinator  |  

September 11, 2001 is a day that changed America forever.  People of my generation and older know what happened on that horrific day, it was the “President Kennedy has been shot” moment of our lifetime.

Recently, a student came in and was being interviewed.  The question of our website facts came up.  The candidate was asked if they knew what happened on September 11, 2001.  They said they thought maybe a plane had crashed.  That was an unsettling moment for all of us.

The candidate was 5 years old when our country was attacked.  During the next 13 years of their life, who taught them what happened?  Who told them how things used to be?  It is important  to teach the events of what happened on September 11, 2001. So many brave people died on that day trying to protect our government.  Their courage and valor should not be pushed aside like old newspapers.

The HALO Foundation offers community talks about the events of that day, and the courage shown from the 40 Heroes of United Airlines Flight 93 who willingly gave their lives in the hopes of protecting others. Sharon Deitrick, Founder of the HALO Foundation and 93 cents for Flight 93, would be honored to present the facts to your group.  Sharon was on the National Steering Committee to design/ erect the memorial in Shanksville, PA. She involved school children raising 93 cents at a time and continues to focus on involving today’s youth in the community.9-11-14

Contact our office at 330 436-7120 to schedule your group or get more information!


Lakeview School Memorial photos from 9/11

by halocoordinator  |  September 15, 2014

Lakeview Intermediate School, “93 cents for Flight 93″ Students
DID NOT FORGET 9/11 on September 11, 2014!

Did you attend a ceremony in memory of 9/11/2001? Send us your photos! – [email protected]

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Never Forget 9-11-2001 – Join us Tonight

by halocoordinator  |  September 11, 2014

Today we honor the memory of the heroes of 9.11.2001, along with the selfless heroes over the past 13 years who have been fighting for our freedom.

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, is a day that will never be forgotten. It is our hope that everyone remembers that day and that we do stand united as one. With our efforts with 93 cents for Flight 93, we have worked throughout the years to bring the stories of Flight 93 to light and to impact those who have never heard the stories. We rejoice in the memories that we have of each one of the 40 heroes of Flight 93.

We also are thinking of those who lost their lives not only on Flight 93 but all involved with the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

We invite you to join us at Queen of Heaven Church at 7:00 PM EST, in Uniontown, Ohio for their 9.11 commemorative service. The HALO Foundation will be one of the 4 speakers.

God Bless you and God Bless America.


Our Gala Video

by Drew Watkins  |  September 10, 2014

As 9/11 approaches, we honor the heroes who selflessly gave their lives to save others. Please watch our video showing highlights of our efforts with our 93 cents for Flight 93 Campaign, viewable on our parent site, halofoundation.com.

http://www.halofoundation.com/2014/09/halo-video-flight-93/


TV Dedication to Lorain County Valor Home

by halocoordinator  |  July 9, 2014

93 cents for Flight 93 is constantly looking for ways to honor our soldiers, veterans and heroes.

Last week we were able to get an amazing group of people together to do just that! We gathered for a dedication of an HD-TV to the Loarin County Valor Home.

The story started off as The HALO Foundation held their annual Gala, in 2013. At the 2013 Wings of Charity Gala, Mr. & Mrs. Beamer, the parents of Flight 93 hero Todd Beamer, won the enormous TV in a raffle drawing. They requested that it would go to a soldier, rather than keeping it for themselves. We thought, how great would it be if instead of going to one solider, it would go to a number of soldiers.

HALO then partnered with NEOPAT, and The Lorain County Valor Home. This was they way we would donate the TV to the new Valor Home, in which 30 soldiers will live while in transition.

Last week we gathered; HALO, Mr. & Mrs. Beamer, NEOPAT, Valor Home staff & veterans, along with Senator LaRose, student leaders, the TV benefactors, and media! What a wonderful group it was.

It was a beautiful day, starting out with an amazing lunch at Sal’s & Al’s Diner and Danny’s Pizza, in Amherst. Then following was the dedication of the TV in the name of Todd Beamer at the Valor Home. We also were able to take a tour of the facility. The Valor home will open shortly to house the veterans.

We are honored to be able to help our heroic soldiers and veterans and to give them some sort of relaxation with this amazing gift!

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LEADR 2014

by halocoordinator  |  June 18, 2014

Take a look at our wonderful pictures taken over our 3-day Student leadership, education, and development retreat!


Student LEADR 2014

by halocoordinator  |  May 5, 2014

Students! Are you looking for an inspirational summer retreat? We’ve got what you’re looking for!

Apply online, today for our Student LEADR Retreat!

This retreat is open to grades 8-12th.

LEADR stands for:  Leadership, Education & Development Retreat

The dates are June 11-13.

Students will engage in leadership, and teaming building skills, while bonding with other students. There will be educational speakers along with learning about The HALO Foundation’s efforts with 93 cents for Flight 93.

Please click the following link to fill out the LEADR Application :   http://bit.ly/1rETQCf


2013 LEADR Applications

by Drew Watkins  |  May 23, 2013

Compass

Now in it’s third year, LEADR in The HALO Foundation’s premier student leadership retreat. During this 4 night, 5 day stay, students will engage in team-building, service projects, and be educated through key speakers and many planned activities, including:

  • A day exploring the University of Akron to get a glimpse of what college is like
  • An afternoon spent on a low ropes course at Camp YNoah
  • A full day trip to visit the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA
  • Several respected speakers to give a firsthand account of their leadership experiences
  • Tons of games, leadership workshops, and all around fun!

LEADR will take place at:

Layola Retreat House:
700 Killinger Road
Clinton, OH 44216

An online application is available at: http://j.mp/2013LEADR. The cost to attend is $100, which includes room, meals, and all transportation.

We hope to see you there!


Student Leader Visits Flight 93 Memorial

by Drew Watkins  |  May 20, 2013

As we contunue our 93 cents for Flight 93 campaign, we love to see our student leaders grow and see the work they’ve accomplished. Karlie, a student leader from warren Ohio visited the memorial this past Friday.

When will it be finished? Can’t believe the difference from when I went with Kirk. It was just a chain link fence then. – Karlie

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