Pausing on September 11th

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Today, September 11th, is the fifteenth anniversary of the horrific attacks that took place in 2001. We, at Two Writing Teachers, pause today to remember all the lives that were lost and the heroes who gave their all in trying to save others.

Fred Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers- so many caring people in this world.”

Today we remember September 11, 2001 and reflect upon Fred Rogers words. As educators, we strive to be the helpers each day for our students, fellow teachers, and communities. If you are looking for ways to mark this day with your students, please visit Stacey Shubitz’s recent post on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.