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Tallahassee students connect with law enforcement with 9/11 remembrance event

Posted at 6:19 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 18:19:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 9/11 gathering community organized and led by some of Tallahassee's youngest is being held at Oliver Hill Community Center as a step towards healing.

The Interact Club, part of the Tallahassee Rotary Club, is working with other groups in town to put together a day of remembrance.

Teens will give speeches to first responders from the sheriff's office, EMS, and TPD.

The idea is to create a meaningful connection between law enforcement and kids in town.

The Corporation of National Service is sponsoring the even .in an effort to show how a sobering event can help build bonds for years to come.

"The thing that was really important during that time was that everybody had this sense of shared connection," said Christic Henry. "We weren't just black people, white people, red people, yellow people. We're all Americans. So to the extent that we can begin to form those bonds again, I feel like we can start to heal in light of recent events."

Friday's event will last until 7:30 p.m. If you can't come in person, it can be streamed online by clicking here.

Leon County School students who participate will also have the opportunity to get community service hours, something difficult to do amid the coronavirus pandemic.