11, 2001, the United States of America suffered a devastating attack.
The tragic loss of life touched every village, town, and city in
America. Minnechaug Regional High School lost a most distinguished
alumnus on that saddest of days. Rick Thorpe, MRHS Class of 1984, lost
his life in Tower Two of the World Trade Center in New York City.
at MRHS is dedicated to the memory or Rick Thorpe, a school leader who
was both an excellent student and outstanding athlete. May it always
serve as a beacon of spirit, hope, achievement, and sportsmanship for
all Minnechaug students and as a vivid reminder of a noble man who
embodied the true Falcon spirit.
will never be forgotten.
Dedicated: September 20, 2002.
Rick's memory, Rick's Place was opened in the Spring 2007. Rick's Place offers
grieving families with children a place to remember their loved ones and
to avoid the sense of isolation that such a loss can produce. At Rick's
Place, all group members share the experience of losing a close family
member and can support one another with the help of facilitators. Click
here to visit ricksplacema.org for more information.
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