9/11 and 9-1-1

Sep 12, 2017

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Carol Varsalona

Sixteen years have gone by but there is still a sadness as the the fallen heroes of 911 are remembered around the world today. It is September 11th, Patriot Day. To honor the stories of 9/11 that started as an ordinary day in, Twitter created hashtags, #PatriotsDay and #Ground Zero. Needless to say, they have been trending as comments have poured in from around the states.

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You can read the continuation of my blog post with reference to other posts I have written on the topic of September 11th at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2017/09/we-....

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In my heart, I have kept the memory of the horrific events of 9/11 alive over the years.

Today, I watched another disaster but this one was a natural disaster of great force. The winds and waters of Hurricane Irma swept through Floridian towns and up the eastern seaboard causing tremendous damage and displacement of families. I wished for the safety of those in the area, including family and friends, a brighter day tomorrow, and hope in the future.

Connection to Literacy Learning:

Teachers and parents who have young children who have not heard of 9/11 or Hurricane Irma that has caused harm to families, should read, Wonderopolis' Wonder of the Day #822, Do You Know Who To Call in an Emergency? It is a good starting place to begin a discussion on what to do in an emergency and how to call for emergency help at 9-1-1.

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