Thursday, September 11, 2008

13 Ways to Commemorate 9/11

1. Attend a ceremony. We will be at the flagpole at Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Avenue, in Glencoe, at 7:45am.
2. Give blood.
3. Donate money to a political campaign. Any campaign. Being able to participate freely in the democratic process is a victory!
4. Call or connect with an old friend.
5. Tell your children where you were when it happened.
6. Send a card or care package to soldiers overseas.
7. Visit a veterans' home or hospital.
8. Bring flowers, cookies, or just a note to your local police or fire department.
9. Read the biographies of some of the victims of the attacks. Share them with your family or friends.
10. Fly a flag.
11. Read the Bill of Rights. Remember how important it is to us.
12. Wear red, white and blue.
13. Smile at a stranger. Try to remember what it felt like on September 12th and 13th...we all felt connected, bonded. Everyone was a little kinder, a little gentler.

What are you doing today to remember?
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11 comments:

On a limb with Claudia said...

These are really great suggestions! You have a knack for creating a modern tradition out of a tragedy.

Alice Audrey said...

My son is trying to talk me into giving him a no-school day. I'm not buying it.

SJ Reidhead said...

Excellent.

I'm such a political animal, but I never thought of that as something 9/11ish.

Very good.

SJR
The Pink Flamingo

bernieg1 said...

Great suggestions. I hope people take them.

My TT is up here.

Sparky Duck said...

I can easily do 3 and 10

Robin said...

Excellent suggestions on this sad day.

Paul Kipnes said...

Love those lists. This was a particularly evocative one. Thanks.

Leora said...

Good list. When I think about that day, I get scared all over again. It was very close, and some local parents were saved by miracles of being late to work. In the next town, some were not so lucky.

Jack said...

That is an excellent list.

Z said...

13. Smile at a stranger. Try to remember what it felt like on September 12th and 13th...we all felt connected, bonded. Everyone was a little kinder, a little gentler.

***That was so true :)

Laura said...

I teach high school English in the DC area. I had the kids remember where they were and what they remember (from when they were 7), we had a discussion, and then we read some 9/11 poems, which we will continue for another day or so. The school also observed a minute of silence at 8:46.