Local memorials honor 9/11 victims

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Twelve year old Erin Berish and her homeschooling classmates are too young to remember, or weren't born when 9/11 happened.

The kids and their parents had their own memorial service, starting it off by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

Erin said, "We've been talking about it for a couple of weeks now, probably every Wednesday and we all get together and have an American history class."

The children usually spend most of the day inside their homes being home-schooled, but today's history lesson was an up-close and personal study.

"I was sad because of all of the people who have pasts but then I was also happy we are still here today and we are ok and all of the people who died, they died for our freedom and justice. It's good but also very sad, " said Erin.

The children wanted to look up all of the names of the people who died on that tragic day, including one specific name. The name of a family friend who lost his life on 9/11.

15 year old Amy O'Branik said,

"Well, we came out here my dad knew a firefighter who died in 9/11. He played football with him, so it really means a lot, " said 15 year old Amy O'Branik.

Because of the pain of losing loved ones that day, our country will always remember. The memory will go on from generation to generation.

Student Nicholas Nolte told us,
"It's important because we want everybody to know who fought, who died and who saved lives," student Nicholas Nolte said.

Memorial were held throughout the day.

Christ Fellowship in Royal Palm Beach held a 9/11 ceremony. Also ceremonies were held in Tequesta, Juno Beach, Patriot Memorial in Wellington and in Boynton Beach.


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