For many of us, its something we'll never forget. But for today's youth, the attacks on September 11th, 2001, are a vague memory.
"I didn't even know New York was part of America," says Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School senior, Titus Morgan, "so I didn't know why it really mattered. Then my mom explained how many people died, and that really struck home."
Titus Morgan was only 5-years-old when the attack on happened.
"Our kindergarten teacher stopped the class when the principal came in," he explains, "they told us about it, turned on the TV and we stopped and prayed."
Teachers here talk to their students about the attacks so kids can remember the victims and their families, still grieving today.
"As a historical event, it teaches the importance of history," explains Social Studies and English teacher, Mr. Twietmeyer, "it effects so much of our lives today, it can teach us how other things that may not seem so personal can have an influential aspect on our lives."
For senior Alli Krugler, the 9/11 attacks hit too close to home.
"I actually have an uncle who was working in that general area," she says, "we made sure we called him and asked him about it. He was calm and collected, which, looking back at it now, I don't understand how you're so calm about this."
Alli feels blessed her uncle is safe, and every year on September 11th, she remembers a special message.
"It's a message to me that something can be taken away quickly and able to be able to keep that in your life is so amazing, just remembering that its a wake up call to me, that its not all taken for granted."
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