Our Humble High School is one of the closest schools in our district to the Pentagon. Consequently, many of our students are from military families. At one point a few years ago, more than 50 percent of our school's parents worked at the 5-sided behemoth that controls our country's military-industrial complex.
Last year to commemorate this date I wrote about that Tuesday, and what went on in my classroom. Today, in honor of the victims in NYC, DC and PA, I'd like to share a couple of Superior Snaps with you.
These were shot by one of my journalistas at the 9/11 Memorial Run, which was held in Arlington near the Pentagon a couple of weekends ago. The flag is flying upside down in the universal responders' signal of an emergency...in this case, to honor the 189 Pentagon victims, one of whom was a parent of two students who attended Our Humble High School. He was on Flight 77, which crashed into the north side of the building.
As the years advance, I'm regularly taken aback by the fact that my students just weren't that old on September 11, 2001. Our current crop of seniors was in 4th grade; our freshmen were just in 1st grade. It's so difficult for me to grasp that, for many of them, 9/11 is just another day.
I will always remember. I will never forget.