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9/11 memorial teaches 'Never Forget' to students too young to remember

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9/11 memorial teaches 'Never Forget' to students too young to remember

By Christopher Vondracek - The Washington Times

Buses carrying schoolchildren still travel to a Pennsylvania field where a Boeing 757 crashed 18 years ago.

But unlike the first groups of children who made the journey — many having watched the 9/11 attacks unfold on TV — today’s students had not yet been born when the U.S. pivoted into a war, color-coded terrorism warnings, and nationwide mourning and remembrance.

“Certainly young children and those who were not yet born when the events of Sept. 11, 2001, took place will view this place differently,” said Beth Parnicza, acting public information officer for the Flight 93 National Memorial outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. “[But] schools are still visiting the memorial, and the park is committed to engaging students and visitors of all ages.”

Nearly two decades since terrorist attacks rocked a nation and the words “never forget” became a national mantra, the duty of memorializing the day falls to a new generation.

Read more: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/10/911-ground-zero-memorial-teaches-never-forget-youn/