Students Remember September 11

Marlo Owczarzak and lakecentralnews

On Sept. 11, 2001, America experienced a terrorist attack that will be forever unforgettable.

“I believe my first grade teacher put it on the news, and when I came home I remember walking into my front door and seeing my mom in shock and awe. I remember watching the replay of the plane going into the second tower on the news,” Andrew Reesman (12) said.

Memories of the disaster have stuck with students throughout the years after. Kierstyn Rush (12) traveled to New York City this July and visited The National September 11 Memorial.

“Before [I had gone to the memorial] I had never been personally affected, but when I was there, it hit me. It showed me how big [Sept. 11] was, how many people died, and how many people were affected,” Rush said.

Although the official memorial is at the site of the World Trade Center, citizens have created their own memorials to commemorate those who died. Northwoods Restaurant in St. John held a memorial on Sept. 9 for the members of the community. The tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered worldwide forever.