9/11 Memorial serves as history lesson to college students

By: Laura Beranek
By: Laura Beranek

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. For many Americans, 9/11 is still fresh in their memories.

But many college students are now too young to fully comprehend exactly what that day meant, which is why officials say today is about not only remembering, but educating.

"9-11 was our Pearl Harbor," says Prestonsburg Fire Chief Bobby Carpenter, "we resolved not only that we not forget, but that we would grown stronger as a result of those events."

The 9/11 memorial events at Big Sandy Community Technical College were open to anyone, but twelve years after that day, some may not know exactly what that date meant.

"Those that were just infants and small children at that point that are just starting college now, it is a joint venture to remind them what happened," said Carpenter, "just like we pledge not to forget Pearl Harbor, we pledge not to forget 9-11."

Several different people spoke at today's events, everyone promising to always remember.

Officials say these services have happened every year since the attacks.


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