Students and faculty at Brooke High School gathered Tuesday to reflect and observe this 11th anniversary of 9/11.
Fire departments, sheriff's and police departments paused with the students to remember the sacrifice so many made that fateful day eleven years ago.
First responder Greg Sheperd says recognition is due to those who jump into action the moment their pagers go off, any minute of the day. He remembers where he was at the time of the attacks.
"I was at work at the university in Wheeling," he said. "I was teaching a class, and I had students, one of which was from the New York/New Jersey area. At that point we stopped class. We wanted to make sure he was okay and his family was okay. The class actually rallied around him so that was a very special moment."
While many students that are in high school today were far too young to understand the enormity of the terror attack on Sept. 11, 2001, they do remember the way our country pulled together. Student Devin Burns says he and his classmates took time at the assembly on Tuesday to reflect.
"I hope that everybody starts to take pride in their country," he says. "And realize that we are a great nation, and that we shouldn't let anybody hurt us like they did."
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