Farmington High students hold first 9/11 assembly
Posted at: 09/11/2012 5:58 PM
By: Liz Lastra, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Kids who are now in high school, were three to seven years old at the time 9/11 happened.
On Tuesday, hundreds of Farmington High School students watched as first responders
and local service men and women were honored.
“I was...I think about three years old," said 16-year-old Jacob Montoya.
Montoya said it is because his generation cannot remember that day that events like these are important.
“A part of bringing in the military service, the fire department, the police department...it's showing the courage that those on that day had," he said.
Sergeant Brandon Bowden is a member of the United States Army and was one of those honored on Tuesday.
“It meant a lot to us…all us service members. We were able to get out there and it felt good to be recognized for all the sacrifices our brothers and sisters make overseas and here inside this country," he said.
For 17-year-old JROTC member, Jacob Hensley, learning the story is just as important as remembering it.
“It's emotional to see that so many members of our government, our country and our community were lost during that time," he said. “I think it's important to keep this story alive."
This was Farmington High School's first time putting on the 9/11 assembly.
School officials said they plan to do it again next year.