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Never Forgotten

September 7, 2016
Wetzel Chronicle

It is hard to believe that the events of September 11, 2001 occurred 15 years ago. Many of us can vividly recall where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news that our nation was under attack. Truly, it seemed as if the day would never end. We wondered if we would ever be the same, and we feared the future - not only for us, but for our children and grandchildren.

Yet, as a nation, we persevered. We came together as a united front to courageously face an uncertain future and to honor the more than 2,900 lives that were lost that day.

Let us look back and capture that same attitude today.

A popular post shared via social media proclaims that high school students today are now learning about 9/11 as a historical event that happened before they were born.

Let's make sure that textbooks are not the only way our youth learns about this day.

One way to make sure the events of that tragic day are never forgotten is by taking part in local observances. We mention two events we know of on our front page.

Consider taking your family to one of the events. Or, we ask that you just observe 9/11 in some way - whether it is by thanking a first responder, lighting a candle, or some other personal way to reflect on the moment.

Regardless, we hope you remember and encourage others around you to do the same... so that we may never forget.

 
 
 

 

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