Youngsters Learn Significance Of 9/11Posted: Updated:
Students at Antwerp Primary School observed a moment of silence and a moment of thanks to their local first responders on the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks of 9/11.
"Helping our students understand that that was a piece of history that we will continue to have. At the same time, it's a community that helps work together to keep ourselves safe, creating a safe environment for you to come to school in, for you to live, work and play in," said Elizabeth Culbertson, principal.
At Carthage Middle School, the students weren't old enough to know exactly what happened in 2001. What they do know now though is how important it is to learn about it.
"We're aware of things that will actually happen like that and that the people who went in that building to save other people are respected," said Sydney McIntosh, 8th grader.
McIntosh is a student in Scott Garrabrant's 8th grade history class this year. Over the last three school days, Garrabrant has used written excerpts and video clips from 9/11 as part of his lessons.
"The kids haven't seen this until now, so they react pretty emotionally. There's very high interest though. It's one of those teachable moments," he said.
A day to honor and reflect, and a moment in history that won't be forgotten.