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Decatur Classical Class of 2009-2010 present at

Saturday's Flight 191 Memorial Dedication.




CBS coverage prior to Flight 191 Memorial Dedication


There has been a frenzy of media coverage regarding the memorial.

Thank you to everyone involved for making this dream a reality.



   On Friday, October 22, 2010, The Journal and Topics newspaper featured an article,

   Parks Approached On Memorial For Flight 191. The Journal & Topics Newspaper reports

   that a memorial to honor the 273 passengers of American Airlines flight 191 who

   died when the jet airplane crashed in a vacant field in Elk Grove Township on

   May 25, 1979, might be erected at Lake Park in Des Plaines.




      Decatur Classical 6th Graders were featured on CBS News on May 24, 2010 on

        a segment called, "Kids Reach Out to Get Flight 191 Memorial Built."





      Help us reach our goal of 10,000 signatures!          

     Please visit and sign our Care2 petition for a Flight 191 memorial at this address:

American Airlines FLIGHT 191 Memorial - The Petition Site



What is Project Citizen?

We are sixth grade students at Decatur Classical school. We are part of Project Citizen. Project Citizen is a curricular program for middle, secondary, and post-secondary students, youth organizations, and adult groups that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy. In the process, they develop support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.


  273 Lost, 191 Forgotten

  We chose Flight 191 as our project, because as a result of the horrific crash, certain

  laws were passed on Airlines paying for memorials, but nothing has been done for

  Flight 191! This is deeply important to the Decatur Community, as our own assistant

  principal, Mrs. Jockl, lost her parents in the crash. Please help us in this learning

  experience and the struggle  to get a memorial for this forgotten flight. Visit our

  website to learn more about Flight 191 and our involvement.







7030 N. Sacramento Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645 | Phone (773) 534-2200 | Fax (773) 534-2191