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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Remembering 9/11

   On September 11, 2001,  I was walking to my classroom.  Our school's audiovisual clerk came out onto the sidewalk to stop me.  I could hear the television blasting from her workroom. She motioned to me, "You have to come and look at this.  A plane just crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City."  The morning kept on.  Then, there was a second plane. Then, the towers fell. Students were scared and had so many questions about what was happening.  It was a day when teachers knew no answers.  We all lived in liminal space between disbelief and speculation.

   On September 11, 2014, we will observe a minute of silence at Esperero Canyon Middle School during the morning announcements.  Our flag will fly at half-staff in honor and remembrance of the victims of September 11, 2001 and their families, as well as all the men and women who have bravely served and continue to serve our Nation in the fight against terrorism.

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