The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is quickly approaching, and the nation is beginning to reflect on what happened.
One local school teacher is talking to his students about what happened that day.
"It was a very, very trying time, it was a difficult time to get through," said Thomas Harrison, an Elkton Middle School teacher.
Harrison says he turned on the news during the attacks for his students to watch the second plane crash into the Twin Towers.
"Some students asked, you know, what movie is this, what are we watching, so I had to explain that this was a huge, momentous event, and it was live and actually happening," said Harrison.
Right after the attacks, students at Elkton Middle School wrote letters to the first responders in New York.
"and they were able to read our letters and were encouraged by those and since then they actually came in and visited Elkton Middle school," said Harrison.
These first responders gave the school a steel I-beam from the Twin Towers and a piece of glass from the shattered building.
"Like when they were filming, was everybody yelling, like could you hear people screaming and stuff?" one students asks Harrison.
Now, current students ask Harrison questions about the attacks since they were too young to remember.
"I think it's really important that we keep these ideas fresh, it's difficult footage to watch, it is tragic, but if we don't remember 9-11, we don't remember the people that died and the sacrifices that have been made that, then I think we will suffer greatly as a country," said Harrison.
His current students were only about three years old when it happened, so Harrison says it's important to teach his students today about 9/11.
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