Queens lawmaker urges educators to teach children well about Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

While the 9/11 Memorial & Museum was testing its annual “Tribute in Light” to honor all those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato was reaching out to principals across her district to remind them of a law she passed in 2019 to commemorate the events of that horrific day 22 years ago.

Pheffer Amato succeeded in passing legislation with Senator Joseph Addabbo that would require all public schools across the state to observe a moment of silence and discuss the tragic events of 9/11. Since the signing of their legislation by former Governor Andrew Cuomo, the law has not been implemented due to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic or 9/11 falling on a weekend.