Today marks the One year anniversary to that tragic accident that happened right outside of Bathurst, NB. That took the lives of 7 bright young men and a high school teacher. I was a graduate from BHS.
As some of you may not know I grew up in Bathurst. It is a very small community and to see the whole community pull together to get through this was truly moving and I was so proud to say that I was from there. When I woke up that morning and heard the tragic news I was shocked and saddened. I personally didn’t know the families of the boys involved but I did know the teacher. Even though its one year later I am still saddened by the events.
This past summer I was able to make the trip back to Bathurst and to see the memorial outside the high school was very touching and moving. Even outside the city on the highway where the accident happened there is a memorial there with a basketball net.
Gone but not forgotten: Nathan Cleland, Justin Cormier, Daniel Hains, Javier Acevedo, Codey Branch, Nickolas Quinn and Nick Kelly. Teacher Beth Lord.
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Cindy, that is horrific. I know how you feel, though. Vance is a student at Virginia Tech and he was there on April 16, 2007.