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Living History – A 9/11 Remembrance

Published September 13, 2018 by lynn k scott

As a native New Yorker, I take September 11th very seriously.  Not only was our country attacked, but my home state was attacked.  My daughter is on the cusp of being a teenager (just a few months from now).  This year, I exposed her to what 9/11 really means.

I did my personal remembrance at work.  I posted my favorite songs, shared stories, said more prayers and felt blessed.  I had friends share their memories of the day.  I printed out pictures for the project I would have my daughter complete for her history lesson.

Out of my five children, she wasn’t born when 9/11 took place.  For her, it was a history lesson.  For me, and many others, it was the day the world stood still as we watched in horror as our country was attacked.

When I got home, we opened the laptop, I had her read the memories of family and my friends.  She saw pictures.  Her mouth was opened and she covered her mouth with her hand.  She was being exposed to what evil looked like.  She was exposed to death and terrorism.  Yet, she was also exposed to heroes.  She was exposed to the faith, kindness, love of strangers and to patriotism.

She saw her mother lose composure.  A tear escaped when we were watching images put to Alan Jackson’s, “Where We You When The World Stopped Turning”.  She saw me, got up, gave me a hug and we watched the rest of the video.  She shed a few tears.  It was emotional.  However, my reality was her history.  I, and others, are living history.  I believe it’s important to impart our knowledge with the the next and future generations.

With a few projects under her belt, we brainstormed how to complete her project.  She cut out paper, wrote bits and pieces of what she took away from her “lesson”.  She arranged, glued and taped her project into existence.  I am proud of her work.  I am honored to share such an important day with her.

I am blessed to be able to home educate.  Knowledge doesn’t always have to come from books.  Use the resources around you to live, learn and thrive.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

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Where were you……?

Published September 11, 2015 by lynn k scott

Today is September 11, 2015.  Today marks the anniversary of an historical attack on U.S. soil that took place 14 years ago. It’s a day I will never forget.; just like those who remember Pearl Harbor, the Berlin Wall crumbling, etc.

I live on the West Coast now and was living here during the attacks.  However, my home state is New York.  I remember heading to class that morning where it was discussed.  That didn’t prepare me for walking into work later that morning.  I was the only New Yorker in the office.  I shared a cubicle with a supervisor, who had her radio on and we were hanging onto every word that was aired.

No less than 30 people came up to me to check on me and my family.  I was blessed to grow up a couple hours outside of New York City.  My family was safe.  I did call my mother.  New York was a mess.  The phones were ringing off the hook.  It was hard communicating with anyone inside NY City at the time.  I received an update that my childhood best friend, her sister and her mother had moved to NY City.  My friend worked in the North Tower.  She made it out safely.  I wouldn’t know that information until hours later. I too, had to sit and wait for an update, like everyone else.

I didn’t make it work for more than hour.  The amount of people checking in on me, was making me physically ill.  Their concern was appreciated, but knowing I waiting to hear if my friend was alive or dead was just too much.  I left work in tears; I had to go home.

So, as Alan Jackson sang, “Where were you when the world stopped turning”?  Please feel free to share your memory.

I will never forget!

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