How will the nation mark Sept. 11, 2001, as the horrors of that day — as well as the victims and heroes — fade from our collective memories?
SM: One thing that really stood out to me in this article was that “Nearly 70% of Americans say they somewhat or strongly agree with this statement: “I have moved on from (the events of) Sept. 11,” according to a new American Pulse Survey. Maybe it is becuase I was so young I didn’t quite understand what was going on at the time, but in all honesty did anyone really know what exactly was happening? Because of this I try to watch as many documentaries and read about the tragic 9/11 attacks as much as I can.
We can all tell the story “I remember where I was when the towers were hit…” I think this is somehting that needs to live through American History just as the JFK assasination does. How can people just simply go about there business without even taking the time realize that today is indeed September 11th? The 11th year anniversary of an evil attack that killed thousands of innocent people. As a future educator I hope that I’m able to teach a unit on 9/11. Currently teachers are teaching about the assasination of JFK so why should 9/11 be any different?
Regardless of what the future has in store I will forever be interested in 9/11. I will never forget being in the fifth grade and watching the television the janitor brought into the room. I turned to my friends and said “this will change America”. I didn’t know much about the attacks at the time but I was right. Thus, 9/11 is something that needs to be remembered in schools and within society. We, as Americans cannot simply ignore the evil plot that claimed the lives of almost 3000 innocent people 11 years ago.
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