Today we have off school for Patriot Day. That meant a little bit of teaching so my children would understand what the day is about. I found tears welling up in my eyes as I showed them video footage and tried to explain what happened.
My 5 year old daughter immediately asked if there were children and babies in those buildings, and why were the people screaming? Her next question was, “Are they going to come get us?” I was able to say no.
Many military personnel have sacrificed a lot to give me the ability to say “No, they won’t come get you.” My sincere thanks to the military and their families.
This picture from Nasa’s International Space Station was taken on 9/11/01 right over New York City.