9/11 - Remembering Today & Yesterday
Remembering 9/11 occurred across the country today.
At the school where I was substitute teaching, the students and faculty gathered at the flag pole in front of the building. Police and firemen from the community, along with other citizens joined them for a short talk, pledge of allegiance, and to sing “This Land is Your Land.”
On 9/11/01, I also was substitute teaching, in first grade that day, when the principal stopped by my room and handed me a note, mentioning what was happening and that the television in the teacher’s room was on. Until we knew more, we weren’t to alarm the students.
Since than we have comforted, found comfort, remembered, reminisced, and wondered “Why?” Friends and relatives have gone abroad to defend our country and to keep terrorism at bay.
What do we say to our children, when they ask, like my grandson did tonight at the supper table, “What was 9/11? Why did we have the ceremony at school today?”
Then we realize that he was too young to grasp the what was going on as we watched the television for more than a week, waited for names of people we knew and loved, wondered if there would be another attack soon.
It was a day that changed much in our country…and the world.
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(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen