Remembering 9/11

It has been 15 years since the attack on U.S. soil that we remember as 9/11. For most people in their 20’s on up, the memory of that day has a quick recall and many emotions attached. For elementary and secondary students, their understanding of 9/11 and what it means depends on the adults around them. Even high school students are too young to remember or were not born when the tragic events of 9/11 occurred. Setting an example to be followed, Uintah High School chooses 9/11 every year as the time to retire the school’s flag and raise a new one. Students are participating in that revenant occasion today as the school’s Highlights group will sing the Star Spangled Banner. Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell agrees that these kind of moments are important in memorializing 9/11 and all it represents. “In memory of 9/11 we need to recognize the dedication and unity of our country and work together to protect our freedoms,” says Campbell. “We should also remember the dedication shown by Police, Fire, and the EMS in the aftermath when everyone sat aside their differences and united for one goal.” Sunday marks 15 years since the twin towers fell in New York City. We encourage all to find a way to remember that day and teach the youth what happened and why we must remember.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.