College Old Boys' Association USA, Inc.
Forever, Neil Orville Hinds
Orville Hinds attended Kingston College between September 1983 and
June 1988. He was both a gifted scholar and an athlete and represented
K.C. with distinction at the annual Boys' Championships and the
Penn Relays. After graduating from K.C., he continued his academic
career at Excelsior Community College.
Ten years ago
he emigrated to the US, eventually settling into a career in banking.
It was in pursuit of higher achievements in this industry that saw
him as a participant in a one-day banking seminar at the World Trade
Center (WTC) on the fateful day, 11th September 2001. The day will
forever be etched in the annals of American history, and the destruction
of the WTC towers, by unknown foes, as the most disastrous episode
ever visited on mainland America.
by American commercial jets, commandeered by terrorists, left the
two tallest structures in Gotham City virtual towering infernos
that made the yesteryear movie of a similar name seemed pale in
comparison. As the towers started to wilt under unimaginable heat
stresses and unforecasted structural loadings that clearly exceeded
the ultimate design capacities, Neil and thousands of daily trekkers
to these Manhattan landmarks wisely elected to run for their lives.
Prior to this
devastating attack, Neil had run numerous races, finishing usually
in the top three with poise and grace befitting a true champion.
On 11th September 2001 he ran the final, but most important race
of his life. He did not make it out alive, his body no match for
the heavy falling debris of steel and concrete.
have continued to lament the fact that he did not outrun the destruction
and grieve at the misfortune that had beset one so young. But for
us from the Kingston College Family, Neil ran the best race of his
life, winning way ahead of so many others and ending in the bosom
of the Creator.
Run Neil run,
with swiftness of feet and purple-hearted Spirit
Run Neil run, we are right behind you, so blaze the trail for us
Run Neil run, don't look back, God has beckoned, so eternally you
Run Neil run, we are not as quick but will certainly catch up to
Dear God protect
him in your garden of eternal rest
His motto is Fortis Cadere Cedere Non Potest
With Sincerest Condolences to the Hinds Family
Winston L. Stewart,
President - KCOBA USA, Inc.