Will Your Charge’s School be Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11?

If you ask anyone under 28-years old where they were on 9/11 when they heard about the terrorist attacks they most often say they were in school.

The goal of making the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks an age-appropriate teachable moment in American history is especially difficult for teachers in the Greater New York, Washington D.C., and near Shanksville, PA, areas, where the attacks hit home in an especially personal way for students. Click here for an article in which New York City teachers recall 9/11.

Today, my school-aged charges are asked to wear red, white, and blue to school and there will be a memorial service honoring those who were killed on 9/11 at their school.

Will the schools your charge’s attend be having a special program or service in memory of 9/11?


  1. I'm lucky the baby is too young. I am also lucky that we aren't allowed to watch tv at my job. I can't handle my emotions still when I hear about it.

  2. yes they are today. they are focusing on tolerance more than negative or scary stuff.

  3. The school asked the children to wear red, white, and blue today. The school called today Patriot's Day, the children discussed patriotism and working together as part of a community. They marched around the flagpole and then saluted and then the flag was lowered to half-mast and a moment of silence was observed for the 9/11 victims and their families.

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