Welcome back to Literacy Musing Mondays. We spent the weekend reflecting and remembering as our nation marked 15 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Do you remember where you were on that infamous September Day? I remember standing in my school’s multi-media room, watching the headlines as I reviewed tapes for my teachers to ensure they were taped correctly. I kept my main television on Channel 4, our NBC channel. Matt Lauer stopped interviewing an author to announce that a plane crashed into the first Trade Center building. A few minutes later the second plane crashed into the other Trade Center building.
I remember calling my principal and asking him to come to the library. He watched for a few minutes and then went to the main office and announced that our country was just attacked. He asked teachers to turn on televisions in their rooms so that the students could see what was transpiring. Our halls were quiet, but you could see tears in the eyes of some of the teachers. I traveled the halls to make sure all the televisions were working properly.
By the end of the day, we knew the nation had lost brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, running into burning buildings instead of running away. Across our state impromptu community services occurred. My husband (whom I was dating at the time) called me so I could hear his fellow residents singing Amazing Grace in the downtown square.
We delayed our link up to this morning in honor of those who lost their lives that day. Yesterday, I spent my time watching special programs about 9/11 and remembering the impact that awful day had and continues to have on our country. I have a 13-year-old who doesn’t remember that day. How do you explain to children that weren’t alive the awful truth of that day?
9/11 Terrorist Attacks Resources
I compiled a short list of resources for homeschool educators, teachers, or parents.
- 9/11 Memorial Museum Education Page
- 9/11 Day – My Good Deed | Scholastic.com
- TeachingHistory.org/spotlight/September 11
Below are highly recommended and award-winning books on 9/11. You can find these on many different book sites: Amazon, Scholastic, etc. Click on the picture to take you to Amazon. These are not affiliate links.
Now on to our weekly Literacy Musing Monday’s linkup where we link up posts about what inspires you in reading, writing, blogging, and even share our written Bible devotions.
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Be sure to check it out. Also please comment below on how God is inspiring you today as you remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I know this was a sad day in our country’s history, but I also know we showed resilience and love that day and the months afterwards that amazed the world.