On Saturday ,
The ceremony, sponsored by the Norwin Junior Air Force ROTC, will begin at
The memorial is adjacent
to the high school at 251
During a visit to Ground Zero in April, ROTC cadets viewed the men's names inscribed in bronze on parapets at the 9/11 Memorial's
Kovalcin were among the 81 passengers and 11 crew members aboard American Airlines Flight 11, headed from
The plaque, which cost about
"We felt that these two students shouldn't be forgotten, either. Because they were the first defenders of freedom on the global war on terrorism," Conley said. "We decided the best way to do that would be to place a memorial plaque near the veterans memorial."
Dale lived in
Dale, 43, grew up in
"It's lovely that something like this is being done in
It will be meaningful for his children, who were so young when Brian died, Rice said.
"It's especially nice for them to know that people are doing something in their father's name," said Rice, who plans to attend the ceremony with her mother, Mary, and other members of their family.
Rice said he was on the flight from
Kovalcin, 42, was a senior mechanical engineer with Raytheon. He was en route from his home in
Kovalcin, who had two brothers, Ed of
"It is so nice that they remember him because he moved away after he left high school," said
She described David as an "easy-
going" guy. David had a lot of friends from high school who still keep in touch with the family, Kovalcin said.
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