Sept. 11: One of those Never Forget days

September 11th. It’s still strange to me that many younger people don’t have much of a reaction to that date.

I’m guessing it was the same for the Baby Boomers when I wouldn’t flinch at the mention of Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated or of April 4, 1968, when the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed.

The Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Photo by YU-bin

For me Sept. 11, 2001 is one of those Never-Forget days. It was … Read more ...

Honoring Sept. 11 Through Teaching Our Kids, Each Other

It’s Sept. 11, 2013. Twelve years. A lot happens in 12 years. A whole generation has come and for many 9/11 is a day of tributes on TV, a discussion in the classroom or simply black white words on the pages of their history books.

It’s understandable. It’s like how growing up I didn’t understand the gravity of Nov. 22, 1963: The day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Or even April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. We all know about … Read more ...

Ten Years After 9/11, Have We Forgotten An Important Lesson?

9/11/01. We all know what happened that day. Millions of us remember exactly where we were when the planes struck. And many of us have vowed to never forget the nearly 3,000 lives lost.

It’s been 10 years and I’m left wondering if we’ve forgotten something else that’s poignantly important: Unity.

Do you remember in the days after the attacks, how united we were? Strangers talked to you more, people seemed more compassionate and even the politicians stopped trading barbs.

I know that as a … Read more ...