September 9, 2011

Where were you then?

Where were you on September 11th, 2001? Were you in a class in college? High school? Elementary schoool? Preschool? Were you at work? At home? At the gym? When that horrible morning, many, many lives were lost.

I had just recently been married (for a month) and was driving up the Point of the Mountain to teach my new third grade class when the announcer on the radio solemnly stated that a plane had crashed into the first trade tower. I wasn't sure what was going on. Was it a joke? Usually planes don't crash into buildings. Almost never. By the time I got to Southland Elementary school the second plane had hit and tvs were turned on throughout the school. No one knew what was going on. And life was different.

Here, in Gilbert, most of the schools celebrated the 10th anniversary of 9-11. In Memory of those who died. More than 300 firefighters died trying to save those in the towers. Policeman also died in the service of their jobs. It was amazing. And we will never forget. We will never forget what happened. We will never forget the lives that were lost. And we will try to be better and do better because of it.

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