College students remember 9-11
Lacy Crisp reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE - 10 years ago, during the 9-11 attacks, Marquette University students were young children.
“I was just a little kid when it occurred, so I didn’t understand it mostly,” said Cadet Benjamin Bunzel, ROTC Air Force.
“I was in 6th grade,” said Rebecca Prill, ROTC Air Force.
They have since learned the importance of sacrifice
“Just knowing how many people lost their lives all of a sudden, and how many people were able to answer the call,” Bunzel said.
“I think maybe it was hard for me to understand because I have lived in America my whole life. I love America. It’s hard for me to believe that anyone would attack this country,” Prill said.
These will be the soldiers fighting the future of the war on terrorism.
“It’s these young men and women that are putting themselves in harms way and we all should be so grateful to them for that,” said Larry Rickard, Director of Public Safety at Marquette University.
“I’ve had the privilege of having these freedoms, now I think it’s time to do my part,” Bunzel said.
Marquette Public Safety Director says it’s important these students understand how the 9/11 attacks have changed all Americans.
“What it meant to our nation, it changed a lot of lives,” Rickard said.
“It’s best to remember all of the sacrifices we made,” Prill said.
Marquette is hosting several events this weekend to honor the victims and heroes of 9-11.