Davis Remembers 9/11: 3,500 students visit memorial exhibit

A young boy holds an American flag. Two other students stand to his right.

Thanks to the help of the Davis School District Transportation Department and the Davis Education Foundation, 3,500 elementary students visited the Davis Remembers 9/11 Project in Farmington. The memorial project, created by the Major Brent Taylor Foundation, includes an immersive, multi-media 9/11 museum display, a community resource fair and a parking lot “Touch-a-Truck” exhibit. 

 Davis School District was given 50 time slots over three school days for its elementary students to participate in the experience. Considering that bus drivers are in short supply, this is a huge undertaking. Still, the Transportation Department made it a priority to ensure that students could learn about the historical events of 9/11 in such an immersive way.  

 Bus drivers rearranged their busy schedules to complete both their normal routes for school, as well as provide transportation for the 50 field trips.  

 “We recognize the importance of young people learning about such a critical piece of our history,” said Davis Education Foundation Executive Director Jodi Lunt. “The Davis Remembers 9/11 Exhibit is incredibly special, and we couldn’t let our students miss out on a chance to experience it. We are so grateful to the Transportation Department and every bus driver for sharing in our passion and for making this feat possible.”