The Absolutely True Adventures of a School Librarian

The Absolutely True Adventures of a School Librarian

Monday, October 3, 2011

9/11 Remembered Final Results



We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on


The Auburn High School Library observed the 10th Anniversary of September 11th during the month of September with an interactive display.  Students, teachers, administrators, and community members were encouraged to share any of the following through the interactive display:
  • What do you remember from that day?
  • How has 9/11 affected you or your family?
  • Do  you plan to do anything special to observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11? If so, what?
  • What can you do to bring peace into the world today?

Our student created daily news program. Tiger TV,  featured our interactive display in their special 9/11 Remembered episode (starting at the 6:00 mark).  I would recommend watching this special episode starting from the 3:10 mark so you don't miss a great interview with our very own Lt. Col. Segars helped lead the 3rd Infantry Division as they invaded Baghdad.(http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-03-30-najaf_x.htm
Lt. Col. Segars' accounting of what he remembers from September 11, 2001 is unique and we are proud to have him as a member of our Auburn High School family.



The responses to this display throughout the month of September was amazing.  Here a some of what our students wrote:
  • I remember people yelling and jumping out windows on TV and my mother crying because people she knew that work there was dying slowly.
  • It was my Mom's birthday...
  • I remember that I was worried that my Uncle Mike who worked in the Pentagon might be dead.
  • I was in New York just the week before it happened.
  • I couldn't move from my chair for fear I would miss some news.
  • I was in the Atlanta airport when suddenly monitors all over switched to the live video feed. Fear was the prominent emotion. I kept wondering what was going to happen next.
  • I remember a classmate crying because his aunt had died.
  • I lost a good friend in the war that came after.
  • I'm going to the fire station to thank them for helping people in rememberance of 9/11.
  • Confused and angry because my birthday is related with a tragedy now.
  • I remember the phone disconnecting when I was speaking to my uncle in New York. I thought he was going to die but he made it out safe. 
  • Even after 10 years I still get angry and emotional over those who have lost someone.
  • It ruined the name of Muslims and gave my family so many racial problems.
  • I was in class and my teacher was crying.

Below is a slideshow of pictures I took of the display:

 


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