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Valencia College displays 911 memorial

This week mark 14 years since two planes struck the Twin Towers in New York.

Now, local leaders in Central Florida want to make sure today’s young people fully grasp the horror and tragedy when terrorists attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

“I was in Celebration, at a coffee shop with three of my friends. We saw it on TV. Of course we were stunned. I don’t think anyone will ever forget where we were that day,” said Sonny Buoncervello, with the Lake Nona Rotary Club.

That memory from 9/11 will live with Buoncervello forever.

However, younger generations, like current Valencia College students, who were about 6 when the Twin Towers fell, may not have a strong memory of that day or those moments.

That’s why Valencia College staffers, volunteers and the local Rotary club members created a memorial at the school’s entrance. 2,977 flags stand as a representation of each person who lost their life during 9/11.

Their hope is that students will see that people from all over the world died in those Twin Towers, the Pentagon and on the plane that crashed in rural Pennsylvania.