It’s been 17 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and community members are joining together to make sure no one forgets that day.
Dozens of people, including members of Erie fire and police departments and local government officials stood outside the Blasco Library to honor the lives lost on September 11th, 2001.
The event is held every year, but this time around, the focus is on educating younger generations. Students from Erie High School came out to the service today.
Memorial Chairman Mark Aleksandrowicz says, “It would be kind of interesting, you know, even if you ask yourself, ‘if I was there and somebody said, ‘this is what’s going to happen to you,’ would you leave? Or would you say, ‘I’m not leaving?””
Coming up in our evening shows, we’ll hear from some of those students who attended the remembrance of what 9/11 means to them. Stay tuned.