Local Boy Scouts conducted remembrances of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at two Lake Forest elementary schools Tuesday morning.
A group from Cub Scout Pack 765 participated in a flag ceremony at . At , 13 boys from the same troop recited sentences describing what occurred on 9/11 at the school's morning assembly.
Dressed in uniform, the boys paid homage to a tragedy that occurred before they were born.
Though they have no memories of when the World Trade Center towers fell, Den Leader Michelle Rutherford said it is essential that they grow up understanding the magnitude of the attacks.
"We tell it like it is," Rutherford said. "We use the work 'hijack,' we use the word 'terrorist.' We want the kids grow up learning that [the hijackers] weren't just random bad guys."
Shortly after the boys had joined their peers in class Tuesday morning, on El Toro Road held a moment of silence for the 11th anniversary of the death of nearly 3,000 Americans.
They joined Orange County Fire Authority firefighters throughout the county in recalling the attacks, an annual service at local firehouses.