It is the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and here’s a sobering thought for you: with the exception of a handful of 8th-graders, none of our students were born when September 11th happened. And for those few 8th-graders who were, they would have been just infants themselves, with no recollection of that day.
Not like the rest of us. Like most, if not all, Americans who were old enough to understand what happened that day, the events of September 11, 2001 are burned in our minds and imprinted upon our hearts. For the generation before us, the question was always asked, “Where were you when JFK was shot?” Before that, it was “Where were you when Pearl Harbor was bombed?” For us, it will always be, “Where were you on 9/11?” Perhaps a better question would be, as Alan Jackson so eloquently sang, “Where were you when the world stopped…
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