After 11 years, the thoughts of 9/11 are still on the minds of millions of Americans.
The message many students and professors are saying, "never forget what happened." With Tuesday marking the 11-year anniversary, many students were in grade school when the September 11th attacks occurred.
A senior on the campus of OSU-Lima, Brianne Herron hopes to one day become a professor and teach younger generations about their past, including the terror attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001. In class on Tuesday, Brianne and her classmates took the time to talk about the attacks, something she believes will never be forgotten.
Classmate Corbin Schmidt was only in the 2nd grade when planes hit the towers, but the memory of terror has not been forgotten. With aspirations to become a history professor himself, Corbin believes remembering 9/11 will rely on history books in the classroom.
Associate Professor of History, Dr. Allison Gilmore, has studied many of America's most remembered events, including World War I and II. Seeing the historic perception fade in both of those events, Dr. Gilmore believes the same will happen to people's memory of September 11th.
As the 11th anniversary comes to an end, the message being passed along, "never forget."