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Milton High School students remember 9/11

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MILTON, GA (CBS46) -

Students at Milton County High School continued a six-year tradition Wednesday, putting together a touching tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The school's choral group sang God Bless America and Star Spangled Banner, and a lone bugler played Taps as students overlooked a courtyard filled with 2,977 American flags, each one with a nametag of a person who died on that tragic day 12 years ago.

"You see all these flags, and it's so many innocent lives lost that day. You just really have to take it all in," said sophomore Madison Hablas.

The high school students of today were in pre-school or kindergarten when the attacks happened. Most have no memory of the shock and horror Americans felt as they watched the terrorist attacks unfold on live television. Four hijacked airliners crashed into the Pentagon, a field in Pennsylvania, and into the two tallest towers in New York City, causing them to collapse with workers and first responders still inside.

"I was only three, so I don't really remember anything from that day," said sophomore Savannah Bailey, the organizer of Milton High's remembrance ceremony.

"I remember what my mom has told me about it," said Madison. "She picked me up from pre-school and we came home. It was just a nervous day for America." 

The students began placing the flags into the ground Tuesday afternoon.

"I'm just reflecting on the past and learning what happened and understanding how it impacted the nation," said Chase Mayer, a Milton High senior, "basically just trying to inform all of our other classmates about what happened and make sure we can remember it and never let it happen again."

Savannah, the organizer, said "I feel like I've had an impact with people just being able to set this up and remember those lives."

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