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Historical Significance Of 9/11 Attacks For High School Freshmen

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Students at Salisbury Christian School learning about September 11th attacks in class (WBOC) Students at Salisbury Christian School learning about September 11th attacks in class (WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- This year marks the first year high school freshmen will be learning about September 11th as a historical event most were too young or not even born to remember.

Many of us can look back and remember exactly where we were and what we were doing on September 11, 2001. The experience of that day in US History for today's high school students is an event never truly experienced.

That year as most watched in horror as the World Trade Center Towers collapsed, students like Thane Keim, a 10th grader at Salisbury Christian School were young to know what was happening.

"When I first heard about it...I was like, what's 9-11 and I asked my mom and she said...she just told me at the time there were some people who did some really bad things," Keim said. 

Cat Bounds said she first really learned about 9/11 while visiting ground zero with her parents.She said it was an overwhelming experience. 

Bounds said, "I went around and we saw the footprints at first, the pools and stuff, there was one thing that really hit me, it was a woman's name and her unborn child and it just really hit me so hard, just because who would do something like that."

History teacher Rachel Marshall said she had one main goal for students.

"I really want them to relate to the fact that these students they're the same ages as the kids who have lost their parents, for those souls that were lost on that day, you know these are their parents, so I wanted them to make that connection first and that way they can understand where others are coming from," Marshall said. 

On this 15th anniversary of 9/11 these 10th grade students are taking time to reflect.

Bounds said, "It makes you really, really, think and be grateful, because we are alive in such a time that we can look back and we don't experience it day to day like some country's do."    

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