Honoring September 11

In a New York classroom one year after 9-11, students composed the following 9-11 poem. A relative of the teacher had perished on that tragic day in Tower One of the World Trade Center. The victim left behind a 3-year-old.

List of “Don’t Forgets” and “Remembers”

We were eight.

Before September 11th, we would wake up with a list of “Don’t Forgets”
Don’t forget to wash your face
Don’t forget to brush your teeth
Don’t forget to do your homework
Don’t forget to wear your jacket
Don’t forget to clean your room
Don’t forget to take a bath

After September 11th, we wake up with a list of “Remembers”
Remember to greet the sun each morning
Remember to enjoy every meal
Remember to thank your parents for their hard work
Remember to honor those who keep you safe
Remember to value each person you meet
Remember to respect other’s beliefs

Now we are nine.

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One thought on “Honoring September 11

  1. I came across this poem and thought it was a simple way to commemorate those whose lives were lost or permanently changed that day. We each should have our personal list of things To Remember.

    Working across the street from the White House, my memories of that day are vivid. I thank the brave souls on Flight 93 who saved unknown people in DC by causing the plan to go down in an empty field in Pennsylvania. The best book I read was Among the Heroes by Jere Longman. He treated every person on that flight as a hero.

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