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A New Generation Reading About 9/11 In The History Books

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

It has been 18 years since the 9/11 Attacks and newer generations are beginning to learn about the event from the history books, instead of from memory. SUNY Broome Students and Faculty took time out of their day Wednesday morning to memorialize 9/11 and all those who were lost.

"Kids today are reading about it or hearing about it the way I heard about World War II," said SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm.

A proclamation sent from Governor Andrew Cuomo was read to the students to remind younger generations that love always conquers hate and that "America is a stronger and more resilient state" as a result of this event. 

"There's a whole generation of people that did not live through this," said County Executive Jason Garnar. "My hope for that generation is that they will never forget this day." 

The ceremony also recognized first responders from the Binghamton area who traveled to New York City to help and put others before their own lives.