Friday, September 11, 2009

Still Remembering

When I arrived at work today, the flags were at half mast in the hopes that we would all remember 9/11. The teachers at my daughter's school did a good job helping her remember, because she was only a baby when that event occurred.

Annie came home telling me all about 9/11. "Did you know that people jumped from the Towers?" "Some of them even held trash bags over their heads when they jumped out the windows, in the hopes that it would help them." "After that day, America changed." "They changed the way we looked at security and now we take it more seriously. Now, they lock the doors on airplanes." "There was another plane that was trying to hit the White house, but the people on that plane never gave up and kept that from happening. They were very brave." "Did you know that children died? They had day cares in the buildings."

Annie even drew a picture and then wanted to know how old she was when 9/11 happened. I told her that she had just turned a year old and on that day she was with her grandma. She wanted to know how old her brother was, I told her he was 8. "So, he remembers." I said, "Yes, we'll always remember."


Durango said...

Wow. Had not thought of the 9/11 thing like this before. It's like being 9 in 1969 and on November 23 being at school and hearing about a president being killed in Dallas for the first time. For Annie the Space Shuttle blowing up is ancient history.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

It's odd, isn't it? I'd not thought about discussing it with her, but today when I picked her up from was like you said...she'd heard it for the first time and was so completely amazed, shocked and sorrowful.