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Young children begin to learn about, understand 9/11 through remembrances

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The nation paused to remember lives lost 13 years ago on September 11th.

“My grandmother died on 9/11 and I never got to see her because I wasn't born,” fifth grader Kori Williams said.

Kori Williams highlights a growing class of students who are too young to remember or not even born on the day of the terrorist attack in 2001.

Williams joined classmates at Hite elementary in placing flags on the school lawn during a remembrance service.

Each teacher gets to decide how they'll address the day.

They focus more on patriotism, the men and women who stepped up as heroes, leaving the tragedy to be explained by parents.

“They weren't born so they don't have that relation with it so it does feel like reading about the civil war or WWII to them because it didn't have an effect and that's why I encourage their parents to talk with them,” Hite Elementary teacher Shannon Raddish explained.

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