Remembering 9/11

I usually like to do more light hearted blog entries but today is the 11 year anniversary of 9/11… In about an hour, I will be teaching a couple of classes at E.E. Smith High school and being in a high school building today reminds me of this day back in 2001. I can remember clearly that we had just left a history class and during the class change, my sister came up to me by my locker and told me what was happening. For those who do not know, I am half deaf and with the students passing by me in the hallway, I thought my sister was talking about a movie she had watched in her class because I couldn’t hear her clearly. I smiled at her and said, “that sounds like an interesting plot” or something to the affect. I was in a grade below my sister and apparently the teachers decided keeping this from my grade and below was the best thing for the moment. It wasn’t until the second tower fell that the teachers assembled us together in the church located next to our school building. Once our principal spoke to us and turned on the news I found out my sister wasn’t talking about a movie. This was actually happening. My heart sank and I can remember praying so hard for my friends who had loved ones in New York and for the people going through such a horrific event. Everyone, we must remember today for as long as we can and what it stands for. We need to understand one another better because we are all interdependent on one another. We also need to remember that we should trust in God because nothing on this earth is for certain. Things may get worse, but we need to stand firm and remember we are fighting for justice, equality, and freedom. Please take a moment to pray for those who were affected by the events that happened 11 years ago.

~ by branhow on September 11, 2012.

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