Do something today to remember what happened in America on September 11, 2001. The farther we remove ourselves from the memories of that day, the less valuable the lessons become.
Today, I am showing a long National Geographic documentary to most of the school.
Also, please leave a comment to this posting mentioning where you were and how you received the first reports of the day.
I remember clearly that I was at school but was on the phone with a mortgage broker who gasped when she saw the report come on the television. I turned to AOL and we started receiving live radio feeds from NYC or NPR. I called Chrissy right away and told her to turn on the television. I remember thinking that this was a terrible accident. After the second plane hit, and the country realized it was under attack, I went to each classroom and gave a brief summary to the students. We then assembled and watched live reports (and the towers fall) for quite some time. I remember feeling glued to the TV as I was in shock/awe for several days…I suppose I still am. After previewing these videos for the students and allowing the full gamut of emotions to come back, I know I am still in awe and appalled.
God bless America.