Orange County

Dr. Phillips High School students honor lives lost in 9/11 terrorist attacks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dr. Phillips High School students gathered Friday morning to honor the lives lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Air Force Junior ROTC cadets observed their annual 9/11 memorial tribute at around 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Orlando school.

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The event started at around the same time the first plane crashed into the north tower at the World Trade Center.

“This is important to me, because it is good to remember the people who fell during 9/11,” said JROTC cadet Amani Jones.

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Although the students at the event were not alive when the attack happened, they still showed that the events of that day have not been forgotten by younger generations.

Undersheriff Mark Canty with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office was the keynote speaker at the event.

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The students were also joined by first responders from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando Police Department, Orlando Fire Department and Orange County Fire Rescue.

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