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7 Years Since the Day America Changed...

Today is September 11th.
I went to work today not realizing the date, even though just days ago I knew it was coming.
It wasn't until a Japanese co-worker asked me how I felt about today that I realized it was 9/11.
Now I'm watching the news where they're replaying the events of THAT day.
I'll never forget that day.

In class today, the teacher wanted the kids to know about the significance of this day.  Even tho, they were only about 6 or 7 years old at the time it happened, she wanted to educate them about something that happened so far away from where they live. She didn't want them to be unconcerned just because it didn't happen in Japan.  She showed pictures of the planes hitting and ground zero and told them all about the heroes on the planes that day. I admire her for doing her best to educate them about this.  She even had me tell my story of what I did that day.  And it amazed me that instead of kids tuning me out because I was speaking a foreign language to them, they were actually listening intently for words they could understand and trying to understand my story.  And the teacher did a great job of interpreting it to them.
I'm glad I could help them learn about something so important and unforgettable for Americans and the world.




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kamuro_ishigami
Sep. 11th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Me too. I didn't realize it was today until I put down today's date on my exam paper..then I was like "Ahh"..

I am also quite surprised and shamed by my own ignorance on events of that day.. It was only a few hours ago that I learned about flight 93(?)..that they actually tried to fight back against the hijackers..
gokumew2
Sep. 11th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Wow, it's great that he teacher did that. I totally remember exactly what I did that day as well. Since I'm on the west coast, it was early morning when I found out. Total shock.
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