We will never forget the horrific events on September 11, 2001. With the eighteenth anniversary comes a new law that declares September 11th, Remembrance Day. I was living in Buffalo at the time of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, but my mom was working at the New York State Assembly in downtown Albany. I remember as we all watched in horror thinking that they may strike Albany too. It was a feeling I know that all of us had here in the Capital Region along with the shock of what was happening at the World Trade Center.

When I heard that the governor was declaring Remembrance Day, I thought that it was about time. According to News 10 ABC, a new bill signed into law and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, states that September 11th is Remembrance Day.

This will allow for a brief moment of silence in public schools across New York state on every September 11th starting today at the beginning of the school day. This is an effort to start a dialogue about the terrorist attacks that affected everyone eighteen years ago today.