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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Today's middle school students may not be old enough to remember that fatal day in America's history twelve years ago, but they cannot forget it either. They have only known an America at war, trying to recover from the devastation.

Today, September 11, 2013, students, faculty, family and community members of Baker Middle School in Columbus, Ga. honored the memory of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

Gathered at the flag pole, they played music, prayed, and everyone released red, white and blue balloons into the sky at exactly 8:45 a.m.—the time the first plane hit the first tower.

Pamela Seldon, Family Services Coordinator at Baker Middle School, says it's about teaching the students that we are all one. "We can pull ourselves up and fight, do what we have to do to overcome hard times and even more," she says. 

Tamura Magwood, Principal of Baker Middle School, says the students helped come up with ideas for the program.

"They have a wealth of ideas, and they wanted to do something simple, but in remembrance of the people who lost their lives," says Magwood. "We are trying to have our kids understand global society and peace, tranquility, love for everyone. Not just for family members you see every day, but for people you don't even know."

Student Gerry Scott was a baby at the time of the 9/11 attacks, but is learning to understand how that day has affected the country. "To be a part of this, I am just being an American citizen, honoring those who died on that day, even though they didn't deserve to."

Scott concludes, "It's outstanding. It just shows how far people can actually go to remember these people," he says.  

This was the Baker Middle School's first 9/11 memorial ceremony.

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