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Marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks with local ceremonies

September 11, 2018 01:38 PM

In Troy on the anniversary of the moment the first plane hit the first tower of the World Trade Center to Albany where the twisted steel now is on display, people in the Capital Region marked the 17th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 in a variety of ways.

That included first responders who rotated down to Ground Zero and kids who were just born that year. In Lansingburgh, Father Christian Lambertsen led a prayer at the base of the September 11th memorial at 112th St. and 1st Ave. with local officials including Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, former Mayor Harry Tutunjian, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove, Assemblyman John McDonald and representatives of the Troy Fire and Police Departments.

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In Albany, a class of high school students from BOCES Law & Government class sat in a circle next to a World Trade Center girder in the New York State Museum’s “World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response” exhibit. Students, many of whom weren’t born when the attacks occurred, read essays on 9/11 and the United States government.

"Years later, the events of 9/11 and their aftermath remain formative of U.S. policy and politics," said BOCES teacher Rich Bader. "Today's high school students were very young and far removed from the intense and jarring character of the events of that day. Yet, they understand the importance the attacks had on America and the world.”

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