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Remembering 9/11 :: A Teacher’s Perspective

I was a fourth grader at Manchester Elementary School in the tiny town of Pinewood, South Carolina on September 11, 2001. We were tucked away back in the beautiful pines of Manchester State Forest far from New York City, Washington D.C., and the fields of Pennsylvania. Our teachers shielded us from what was unfolding all […]

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How 9/11 Changed My Childhood

In June of 2001 I flew from Charlotte, NC to Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts by myself to visit my uncle who lived in Watertown, Massachusetts. I was 12 years old. I wasn’t nervous at all. My parent’s saw me off at the airport and away I went. I remember flying over New York City and […]

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Where Were You Remembering 9-11

Where Were You? Remembering 9/11

Thirteen years ago… It’s hard to believe it’s been thirteen years. On September 11, 2001, I was a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force, stationed at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, TX. The thought of war was far, far from my mind. We didn’t do that any more. Right? You could still take […]

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