The entire school community gathered in silence around the John McDonogh monument for Founder’s Day on Friday, October 7. The annual ceremony honors the request John McDonogh made of those who would benefit from his generosity. He asked, “That it may be permitted annually, to the children of the schools situated the nearest to my interment, to plant and water a few flowers, around my grave. This little act will…open their young hearts to gratitude and love.”
In addition to the planting of mums, a flower was placed at the base of the monument for each member of the community who passed away in the past year. As each person’s name was read there was a moment of silence as the bell in the tower of Tagart Memorial chapel tolled.
Contributing photography by Legacy Staff