Lost their lives on september 11th.
College students, a centenary university in new jersey remember the victims of 9.11 today wfmz emma wright has more on why this year's anniversary was a big event.
>>it's been 18 years since 9/11/2001 in the first year students born after that infamous day are attending college they don't remember it they don't necessarily understand what it means and this is a great way to pass that tradition on to them.
>>university in hackettstown new jersey students say they want their classmates to remember 9.11 as more than just an event to read about in history.
>>if this is the first year making it a large event a week long events.
But we did it is different definitely when you're talking to someone who didn't experience it.
You have to kind of in part that's that impact to them where someone that was there you know they they have a lot of a lot of hurt from that trial and you have to be more.
>>sensitive to that students recreated part of the 9.11 memorial in new york pledging to do community service in honor of one of the victims of the terror attacks.
They also wrote cards to local first responders and remembering 9.11 push to get back to the service anytime i can.
>>and it's important to make on this day specially that.
>>we get back to our community junior kenny long says although september 11th isn't a memory for him.
He does think fellow teens and twentysomethings understand what the day means i don't think fully everyone understands but it's easy to look up a video online and understand how detrimental was to our nation and how we move forward past.
>>centenary students will also commemorate the day by volunteering.
>>spreading out across new jersey on the national day of