Remembering 9/11


On Sept. 11, it occurred to me that the junior class will be the last class to remember the frenzy on Sept. 11, 2001. We were in kindergarten, and the youngest age most people remember back to.

I remember being in class, and my mom coming to pick me up from school early. I did not understand why she was upset until she explained that two planes had crashed into the Twin Towers in a terrorist attack that morning. I did not really comprehend the full significance until I was older, but I did sense that everyone was upset. I saw on the news that night the videos of American Airlines flight 11 and United Airlines flight 93 crashing into the World Trade Centers.

As time goes on, and memories fade, our country will have to decide on a way to remember the tragedy that happened on 9/11.

While LRHS was observing a moment of silence the morning of Sept. 11, along with much of the rest of the country, The Today Show was continuing its coverage of an interview with a Kardashian. Other news agencies, such as ABC, CBS, and FOX did have a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., but The Today Show continuing its broadcast shows this country is already starting to forget the significance and horror of that day.  It is sad that some TV viewers would rather listen to Kim Kardashian’s mother talking about plastic surgery than to recognize the commemoration of a tragic and historic day.

9/11 should be a day of remembrance. We should be remembering all those who were lost, all those found, and all those people who helped save countless lives, not listening to some plastic, attention craving lady who has no reason to be famous.

The younger generations could remember 9/11 by taking a moment of silence, like LRHS, showing a video about the terrifying morning in class, or teaching about it in history classes.

Leesville should feel proud that, unlike The Today Show, we gathered in support of the fallen.


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