ALBANY, N.Y. -- Twelve years have passed since the September 11th attacks, and for those that are younger, it can be harder to understand the significance.
With that in mind, a group of honors students from across the Capital Region gathered at the State Museum to reflect on September 11th. Each of them was asked to write an essay on that terrorist attack and how it forever changed our country.
The high school seniors are part of a special program run through the Capital Region BOCES. After sharing their thoughts, students toured the "World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response" exhibit.
Keep in mind, many of these students were in kindergarten when 9/11 occurred, but each of them seemed to grasp the significance.
"It's important to be here especially if you're of a younger age so you are aware of what happened. I think it's important to teach kids that are younger especially kids that are my age and younger that what happened was such a huge thing to America and that the devastation will always be instilled in our minds," said Shalmont High School senior Maire Hewitt.