BANGOR- It’s been 18 years since the World Trade Center attacks. People at Eastern Maine Community College held a memorial to remember and pay respect to those affected by that tragedy.
Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attack and today, the pain still remains.
For a new generation of students looking to become first responders, that tragedy serves as an important reminder.
“For them to be reflecting on something even if they weren’t born or if they were very young at the time, I want to have them to understand that is one of many potential things that they could possibly confront when they find themselves in a call to service and in uniform someday. So it’s important for them to reflect on the past to determine how they’re going to move forward through the present and into the future as professionals,” said EMCC Criminal Justice Program Department Chair Cornel Plebani.
At the Eastern Maine Community College 9/11 Memorial Event, people in attendance honored those who were affected by the terrorist attacks.
“It’s an opportunity for us with our students and our first response community to pay respect to those who were lost on September 11th. Today was very much about not only remembrance but encouraging our future first responders to think about the call to duty,” Plebani said.