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The 5th grade class at Lima North Middle School is learning about that fateful day and built a memorial to remember those who lost their lives. Teachers say they tell the students about their memories to help them understand what happened during that time in history. The memorial of all the names stretched down the hallway for everyone to be able to stop and reflect.

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The exhibit includes three pieces of rubble left over from the three locations that planes crashed down that day. It includes a boulder from Shanksville, Pennsylvania from the crash sight of flight 93, Limestone from the Pentagon, and steel from ground zero. It also includes a model of the memorial that the foundation is planning to build that will include every name of people who lost their lives on 9/11.

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Members from local organizations such as the Allen County Ohio Patriots and Bless the Blue of Lima helped organize the event to remind people of the sacrifices made on 9/11 and the many days following. 

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It has been nineteen years since 9/11, and America is still feeling the repercussions. But on this anniversary, the country is dealing with a different unfortunate event of a pandemic. Some historians say every generation has experienced a tragedy in their lifetime that becomes a historical marker. A professor at Ohio Northern University says that this generation’s is the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A group of New York firefighters that survived 9-11 have been traveling the country entertaining people for a laugh. The "Laughter Saves Lives" comedy show is coming to Lima/Allen County. The group was formed in 2011 to remember and honor the brave men and women who lost their lives in the September 11th attack on our nation in 2001.