BELTON, TX — Although they had yet to be born at the time, a lot of young people can tell you what they know about the tragic events that happened on 9/11.
"It was a really bad situation. Some planes crashed into the Twin Towers and they fell down, and they also crashed into the Pentagon and a field,” said Maddie Thronal, a fourth grade student at Belton ISD.
"Remember the people who died, that's why we're wearing red white and blue,” said Andy Covington, a first grade student at Belton ISD.
For today's youth, 9/11 is not only a somber moment, it is also a history lesson.
"I began the lesson by explaining where I was and how everything had changed,” said Kara Haynes, a Belton ISD teacher. “We even got out of school early that day because there was so much shock going on. So we watched a video and it explained the different events that happened that day.”
"It made me feel upset,” added Maddie.
On Wednesday, students took the time to create cards and posters in honor of those who put their lives on the line every day.
"We had a soldier picture that we had to color the soldier and we had to write thank you,” said Kinleigh Smith, a first grade student at Belton ISD.
"We picked a firefighter or a police, and we wrote thank you for some things that they do for us," said Maddie.
They shared it felt good to show their appreciation.
“I wanted to say thanks,” said Dontrell Jackson, a fourth grade student at Belton ISD.