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All New York public schools must observe September 11th Remembrance Day by holding a moment a silence, thanks to new legislation.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law on Monday and made the announcement in a statement.
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Cuomo wants New Yorkers to remember the sacrifices 'countless heroes' and first responders gave during the attack on September 11, 2001.
'9/11 was one of the single darkest periods in this state's and this nation's history,' the statement said.
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'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.'
The law will directly affect New York children and teenagers in public school with the hope that future generations will understand the September 11 attacks.
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Every September 11th, students will be expected to hold a brief moment of silence at the beginning of the day.
'We will help ensure we never forget — not just the pain of that moment but of the courage, sacrifice and outpouring of love that defined our response.'
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Cuomo hopes the law will, 'encourage dialogue and education in the classroom, and to ensure future generations have an understanding of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and their place in history.'
The law was supported by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Assembly Member Stacey Phefer...
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