Friday, September 12, 2008

Remembering 9/11

I wanted to post about this yesterday. I remember exactly where I was 7 years ago.

Ben and I were still asleep and my Mom called to tell me to TURN ON THE TV we've been ATTACKED! I was trying to wake up and hear what she was saying. I was in SHOCK! I woke up Ben immediately and told him what was going on. From then on, I was watching the news almost non-stop for the next week. Nathaniel (3) & Felicia (2) watched with me & I tried to explain a little of what was going on. It was a sad day! One that we will remember always!

At school, the kids talked about it too. Ashley even made this cute chain in patriotic colors.
Everything she makes lately goes on her wall, this one she wanted to hang above her bed (she has the top bunk). But it's not just a red, white & blue chain, she has things written on it too.

I was impressed at the words Ashley chose (the teacher wrote a few things on the board to help the kids get started).

Here's what her chain says:
{starting from the blue link on the bottom - which she calls the top or where she started}
Blue - Never Give Up
Red - I LOVE my country
White - Don't be afraid to STAND
Blue - Everyone is a HERO
Red - Stand up for what you BELIEVE
White - I CAN make a difference
Blue - Never Give Up
Red - Everyone is a HERO
White - I LOVE my country

Some of them repeat but I just LOVE this! Oh she also said that the RED links stood for the Firefighters, BLUE for the Police Officers, and WHITE for normal people (civilians).

I had tears in my eyes when I read all her links and what the colors represented. I am so grateful for everyone who was brave & willing to help on that tragic day! Those who were lost will always be remembered!

8 comments:

Crazymamaof6 said...

what a cute project! i didn't see anything fabulous like that come home with my kids dang it.

i know that was what i did too on September 11. i sat with my 3 big kids who were so little back then, 2,1,infant, and watched the news all day for too many days. amazing.

Tanja said...

That's great that they talked about it at school, and I love what she came up with-very clever!

tammy said...

Love the chain. What a thoughtful little girl. I think it's important for us to teach our kids what they were too small to understand at the time.

lindsey said...

that chain is the sweetest thing. what a great teacher! my kids talked about it at school but nothing else.

Sherrie (RCMama) said...

Andrea - I LOVE the paper chain. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am going to put this in my school files for my kids to do next year.

Allison Evans Brown said...

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was curling my hair for my college spanish class and listening to the radio of people crying and the reporters in shock over what had happen. It was devastating. I felt so violated.

I LOVE the chain. How neat.

charlie said...

what a moving story Andrea..i think everyone in the world will remember where they were on Sept 11..it was such a sureal time..many people from the world over were lost and shall always be remembered.
Charlie xxx

MERRIANNE said...

that is a cute project that Ashley did!!! :) i was living in yoru parents' basement (newly married to your bro) when that happened. I was working at the Children's Learning Center and everyone there was freaking out!!! BIG TIME!! one lady even passed out because one of her children worked in the Trade Center!!!! it was nuts. They sent us all home early and i was on my way to the airport to get my grandma...but they would NOT let me in!!!! My poor Grandma was STUCK in the airport for several hours!!!! it was scary!!!!!