Remembering September 11, 2001

Remembering September 11, 2001

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on U.S. soil. It is a time to remember the courage of so many firefighters, paramedics, New York policemen and New York’s Port Authority Officers that sacrificed their lives to save others, and a time to honor the memory of all those who perished at Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the Pentagon and the Twin Towers.

It is a time to show reverence for all the lives lost in just 102 minutes of the clock. As Americans, we still remember and we must never forget.

Most recall that day and what they were doing. Many born after 1995 may not remember because they were too young or not even born yet. Some have learned about the tragic events of 9/11 through reminders televised and the memorial ceremonies that take place every year throughout fire departments, military bases and cities nationwide.

As a country, we lost so much and shed tears for so many. Every year these celebrations of life and death help us to remember and mourn.

As an academy & family, let us all remember and honor all that was lost on that tragic day.

Michael Troy
New York Academy of Public Education

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