Updated 09/11/2012 10:32 PM
Horseheads Youth Council remembers 9/11
People all over the country are remembering those who lost their lives eleven years ago on September 11, 2001. YNN's Katie Husband explains a tradition in the Town of Horseheads that has continued since that fateful day for those who were too young to remember.
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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. -- At Teal Park, members of the Town of Horseheads Youth Council is continuing an eleven year tradition on this eleven year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. But most of the kids participating were too young to even remember that day.
"If you take eleven years off of their age of fifteen, they're four-years-old and they don't have a good recollection of the events," said Bruce May, executive director of the Town of Horseheads Youth Bureau.
Participants read stories from the New York Times timeline book of September 11, 2001, to remember those who lost their lives.
"They want everybody to come together to have an opportunity to appreciate what we have in our country today and admire and care for their loved ones that we have amongst us," said May.
Even though this elementary student was really young at the time of the attacks, she feels she needs to come out for family and friends.
"I have plenty of friends and family in the military or firefighters and police officers, so it's really great to come and pay my respects," said Martha Price, Youth Council member.
For those who can't recall what happened on that day, they were able to learn and recollect with the information provided.
"We have many different boards, we have many memorial tribute picture boards and things like that. But the kids can look at and relive and understand what our country has been through and what you and I see as one of the most, obviously, changing periods of our lives during that era," said May.
For years to come, the Youth Council will continue to read the stories and commemorate our country's history