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Today, We Remember (9/11/01)

Students created this flag by tracing their hand prints in either red, white, or blue paper; they cut them out and either wrote a name of someone who perished on that day (red or white paper) or a quote about the tragedy (blue paper).

The sad reality of history is that the further away it gets from us the less we tend to remember. Such is the case now with students and the atrocity of September 11, 2001.

Most of our freshmen and sophomore students were infants, and some of them had not even been born yet. This is why we decided in English II to dedicate Friday, September 11, 2015 to the remembrance of those that lost their lives in that terrible attack on our country.

Students traced their hand prints in either red, white, or blue paper; they cut them out and either wrote a name of someone who perished on that day (red or white paper) or a quote about the tragedy (blue paper).

What happened in the moments that they begin to see what they were constructing was beyond what words could express. They were amazed to see that they were constructing an American flag with handprints.

At the end of the class period, students signed their names on a poster that said Today, We Remember. What an amazing way to show our patriotic spirit while teaching students how they can keep awful events of this magnitude from ever happening again.

Written by: Dr. Adam Tarlton, English Teacher
Posted: Sep 18, 2015 by Deb Christensen

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