Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Six Year Anniversary

Usually anniversaries are considered more special if they are 5 year, 10 year, 25 etc. But this 9/11 anniversary has a couple of notable milestones:
1. This is the first time since 2001 that 9/11 has fallen on a Tuesday. For those of you who have the same routine as you did six years ago, you would be doing exactly what you were doing (or supposed to be doing) when the planes hit the towers and when you first found out about it.
2. Most of today's kindergartners were born after 9/11. These kids will learn everything they know about the event from their elders and history class.

1 comment:

Karen Goldner said...

That's an interesting point about today's kindergartners. It's true of every generation, really - whether you were shaped by the Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War, Vietnam, Watergate - we are all shaped by events that are all we have ever known but which were significant changes for our parents. Still, those were events that years to unfold, not just a few minutes one September morning when so much changed so quickly.