Students hold 9-11 ceremonies

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Two ceremonies honoring those who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were held on Wednesday in the area.

The names of fallen police officers who died during the attacks were read aloud at a ceremony at Youngstown State University.

Local police from Canfield and Hubbard joined YSU students and criminal justice faculty members in reading the names, something the department has done on the anniversary since the attacks.

“It happens all the time,” said YSU graduate assistant Derick Young. “Sometimes things get lost in history and we forget the specific individuals that were involved in this event.”

Younger students that may be too young to remember the attacks learned about them on Wednesday at Stadium Drive Elementary School.

Students gathered outside at the exact time the first plane struck the World Trade Center. After a moment of silence, the kids gathered around a tree recently planted to honor those who died during the attacks.

Boardman police and firefighters also spoke to students about it’s important to never forget that day.

“It was a horrible event that happened on Sept. 11, but we’ve turned it into something positive for the younger kids and try to teach them who their true heroes are,” said school principal Jim Goske. “So we turned it into a day with some lessons about being a hero.”

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