Lacey students: Too young to remember 9/11 but still impacted

KING 5's Drew Mikkelsen reports.

LACEY, Wash. -- Madi Stansbury doesn’t remember where she was on September 11, 2001. She was only two years old. But the River Ridge High School junior has been impacted by it most of her life, and is about to again.

“My dad’s in the military,” said Stansbury, “He’s about to be deployed again to Afghanistan.”

She said she’s worried about her father going on his second deployment, but she added, “I know he’s doing a good thing.”

On Friday morning her history class discussed the 9/11 attacks and the wars that followed.

She’s glad her classmates without military backgrounds are learning about September 11th and the impact it still has on some.

“A lot of us still have brothers and uncles… in the military,” said Stansbury, “I feel like it does impact our school a lot.”

Nearly 20 percent of the students from the North Thurston school district come from families with soldiers based at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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