Two Las Vegas valley schools took a moment to remember the victims and heroes of September 11 Monday.
STEAM Academy Principal Denise Murray still has a tough time reliving the events of that tragic day 16 years ago.
"We were worrying about our family back in New York," Murray said.
Murray and her husband, a retired Port Authority lieutenant inside the World Trade Center, lost 32 friends that day.
On the other side of town, teacher Gail Faye remembered the best friend she also lost on 9/11.
Foreign language teacher Barbara Edwards was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon.
"I miss her terribly, still today," Faye said.
Both women were reminded of the same pain they felt 16 years ago, a day many of their current students weren't even alive to witness.
"I make it a point to let the children know what has happened in the past," Murray said.
"We need to never forget what happened," Faye said.