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Lesley B.

The day comes back in pieces, small bits of memory from nearly 15 years ago. I recall walking towards the media center (a.k.a. our school library) to use the copy machine, probably, and as I reach for and try to turn the handle of the heavy wooden door to enter, I realize it’s locked. That’s odd! I continue walking; turn a corner and head toward the office. I can cut through the main office to...

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“Good morning everyone. The office would like to let you all know that there had been an explosion in New York near the World Trade Center. If you’ve got time, you might want to turn your TVs on. Thanks.” It was the second day of school for the year. We’d had a late start because there was construction on the school that had been delayed. I was teaching in South Jersey – almost in the exact...

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Jennifer Clark

On September 11, 2001, I was in my first semester of student teaching in an incredibly rural school district in Western NY. I had a 45 minute drive everyday to a school surrounded by nothing but farmland for miles. I was responsible for 22 kindergarten students during that time. Now, in 2001, I still didn’t see the need for me to have a cell phone, so according to the children of today, we were...

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Gail Stevens

On September 11, 2001 I was teaching 6th grade language arts at a middle school in Raleigh, North Carolina. I remember being in the hallway with my teammates chatting as the students were arriving for 3rd period and the science teacher on our team, Catherine, said that her husband had left her a voicemail saying that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. She said this seconds before the bell...

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Michelle Nero

Nora, thank you for book that focuses on the goodness and hope of people. Your book will be important for so many students who did not live through 9/11. I shared my story on my blog: Thank you for the opportunity to remember and write about that day. Those feelings of confusion and wondering still lie deep in my soul....

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