Mount Zion Baptist Church’s students lift their voices to commemorate September 11, 2001 attacks

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - You probably remember exactly where you were, who you were with and what you were doing on September 11, 2001. But, 15 years later, there are new children - perhaps the same age as you were on that day - who only learn about the terror attacks in the classroom.

Student Ian Fleischmann and his friends don't know the emotions we felt 15 years ago. Fleischmann just knows he loves America and he knows a thing or two about Old Glory.

"The best part of today was doing the pledge," Fleischmann said. "I know that it has 50 stars for the states." "There was 13 stripes on the flag."

Mount Zion Baptist Church's Weekday Program spends the first month of school learning about that day.

"You know the planes bombed the Pentagon, that people's lives were disrupted even if they were not injured that day," Weekday Director Joan Smith said.

Their lessons lead to an annual performance for their friends and family.

"We can teach the children, bring them out and let them know that people did lose their lives so that we could have the freedom to go to church where we need to, to go to school where we want to," Smith said.

More than 100 students sang multiple patriotic songs to their audience as everyone kept the tragedies of September 11, 2001 close to their hearts.