I sat frozen when news of the World Trade Center blared through my car’s speakers. I remember pulling over and holding my breath while the radio announcer talked on. I remember wearing a blue sweater, and I remember I spent my planning period at school picking tiny pieces of a cracked shell off a hard boiled egg. I remember thinking when I finish picking this shell off, I have no idea what to do next.
One week from today marks the tenth anniversary of September 11th. In past years, I've offered up a small prayer or tiny moment of silence. However, this year I want to be intentional with my remembering, and I thought if I gathered a few, good ideas, you might want to be a little more intentional too.
So, regardless of whether you spend your days with kids or with numbers, with computers or with customers, fixing cars or fixing arms, this list is for you:
-I Will, The 911 Tribute Movement. Click over and enter what your tribute will be. Then, upload a picture, video, or message on the tribute card. Be sure to click around the tribute quilt, and read about the ways in which others are acting.
-Lesson Plans and Links. For all you teacher-ish types.
-Operation Honor Cards. Honor their service by offering your service. Ideas for a letter writing party.
-Read about the youngest victims of 911. Worth the longest line in the grocery store.
-Run. You know I'm not a runner, but I know many of you are. Is there a race near you?
-Walk. Physical activity more my speed. This one is only for those near Asheville, NC.
-Dicover organizations focused on bettering the lives of veterans.
-View art such as Faces of Ground Zero.
What about you? What details from this day stand out to you? How will you remember September 11th?
Linking with Jen and friends.