Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never forget


Julianne and her friends are wearing dresses to school today.  They decided that it would be their way of honoring and remembering those who died eleven years ago during the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks.  These girls are 14 years old.  Which means they don't likely have any real memories of their own from that horrific day seeing as they were only 3 years old at the time.  But over the years they have been taught about what happened and why.  They live in a post-9/11 world.  They see and live with the consequences of that day...even if they don't really understand it as anything but normal.  Some of those consequences are unfortunate.  But others are less so, including an increased patriotism and knowledge of one's history that causes a group of jr. high girls to dress up to show that they will "never forget."

My memories of 9/11

2 comments:

Melissa@thebblog said...

Good for them. I think that's a wonderful way to honor those people. Well done Julianne.

Jewels said...

It was so strange last year, I was talking about 9/11 and my youngest four didn't know exactly what it was. It seems like it wasn't that long ago, and that everyone knows.