New Law Allows 9/11 Moment of Silence in New York Schools

September 11, 2019
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A new law will allow for New York public schools to honor the lives lost on 9/11 every year with "a brief moment of silence."

ABC News reports that it will be a way for students to learn about the terror attacks and "their place in history." Many of the children attending public shcool were not alive yet when the 2001 attacks happened.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law on September 9 and it went immediately into effect.

"9/11 was one of the single darkest periods in this state's and this nation's history, and we owe it to those we lost and to the countless heroes who ran toward danger that day and the days that followed to do everything we can to keep their memory alive," Cuomo said in a statement.

It's been 18 years since the attacks where 2,997 people died at the World Trade Center in New York City.