Every year on this day, my mind drifts back to that day.
I always feel inclined to post something - such a significant day should be noted, remembered, retold. But I never seem to have the words.
I find it very sad that so many young people haven't been taught, haven't been told, an don't understand what this date "9/11" means to citizens of the United States. Last year I was shocked at the number of students that didn't know "exactly" what happened. I got responses like, "a bomb went off in New York" or "didn't someone bomb New York and the Pentagon?" I realize that my middle school students would have only been babies at that time, but I would think that in 7 years of schooling someone would have shared more about this tragic event that did, even though they were young, happen in their lifetime.
I still don't have many words to share or anything profound or beautiful to say. Today, I just remember... and I will never forget.