Northview High School students plant 9/11 memorial

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DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) -- Along the busy stretch of Highway 431, dozens of students at Northview High School were busy Tuesday morning, creating a memorial to those lost in the September 11th attacks.

Northview senior, Noor Qureshi says, "It''s part of just a way to commemorate the tragedy that happened and bring light to all the lives lost, the little that we can do to pay homage to them."

More than 500 flags were planted in front of the school, something that's become a tradition at Northview since the attacks.

Student, Reagan Trujillo says, "I'm still proud to be a part of it, that we still bring it up, even though it happened almost 16, 17 years ago, we still bring up the awareness that it's still a big part of our lives and impacted everybody."

While a new generation learns about 9/11 as a historical event instead of an experience, it's still something to build this roadside memorial every year.

Senior Tatyana Cain tells us, "To be able to do something like this and make a tribute to 9/11, we should always remember the past and what happened."

Her classmate, Felecity Welch says, "We can get through it together, and just coming with my classmates, and being together and just remebering that we can fight bad things that happen."

With the sign showing there is unity in the Wiregrass and in America.

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