(NEW YORK) -- As the nation marks 11 years since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it's an "obligation" to remember the tragic events that took place and it's important to tell new generations about what happened on that day.
In a statement Tuesday, Cuomo said Sepember 11 is a day to honor the memories and lives of those who died as a result of the attacks, and also an occasion to honor the families who will never forget the loved ones they lost.
"It is also our obligation and our duty to make sure that we will always remember," Cuomo said. "As a new generation grows up without having witnessed the horror of September 11th, it is important to educate our children so they can understand the tragedy that unfolded on that day, the bravery and courage of our first responders, and the outpouring of goodwill in communities across New York and America as we recovered as one state and one nation."
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