Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering 9/11

As you probably have heard, today is the 12th anniversary of the terrible attacks of September 11, 2001. As you hear about the events of that day, please bring any questions, observations, or thoughts you have to your parents or teachers. An adult you trust can give you information, memories, and reactions that may help you understand the meaning of the day.

Brainpop has an informative video you can watch.

Here is a brief summary from a website called "ClassBrain:"
The September 11th Attack on America
On September 11, 2001, there was an attack on America.
There are some men that decided that they didn’t like what America stands for: freedom, liberty, and the rights of men and women of all races, backgrounds, and beliefs. So on the morning of September 11, 2001, they hijacked four planes and attacked America in a terrible way.

Two of the airplanes were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. The third plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The last plane was going to crash into another building in Washington, D.C., but the passengers stopped the hijackers, and the plane crashed into a field instead.

Thousands of people lost their lives through these attacks. Hundreds of people were on the planes. Thousands died in the buildings that were hit by those planes.

The men that arranged this terrible attack want Americans to feel afraid and disorganized. They want to make people who live in this country do what they say by threatening us. Basically they’re big bullies.

The people of the United States are a strong group of people. Keep faith in who you are and what our country stands for and we will become even stronger than before.

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