UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – Albany Elementary School held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony today to teach young students about 9/11 and commemorate the lives lost.
“The sole purpose of that is to recognize a moment that allows everyone to remember the tragedy that happened 20 years ago,” said Bruce Karam, Superintendent of The Utica City School District.
Students and faculty of Albany Elementary School, The Utica Fire Department and the Utica School Board joined together for a moment of silence to honor those who died 20 years ago. All 13 schools in the district will be displaying American flags and participating in remembrance learning activities. The superintendent explains that the ceremony and activities will keep the memory of 9/11 alive.
“A lot of innocent people got up went to work got on their daily routines 20 years ago and never came back home again so I think tis important that we remember them that we remember the sacrifices our military our soldiers served for the last 20 years,” said Karam.
Students learning about this event 20 years later were not born yet when it happened. In the ceremony, Karam emphasized the importance of holding remembrance events each year in order to teach students about the tragedy.
“I think its important we remember them and I just think that this is something that the kids should remember should learn about should study so that we never forget,” said Karam.