Originally Posted by smkchick
Heather, thanks for sharing that beautiful photo for us. When it's time to tell the girls, I highly recommend a book called, "On That Day". It is a very positive and hopeful book about how the world changed on that day. I started teaching a year later, and it was always tough to discuss with classes. Especially with the third graders who knew what had happened. I'll never forget seeing the smoking rubble from my brother's house in Brooklyn. He and his wife were in Montauk that day and came home to ashes in their garden. I have a dear friend who lost his brother that day. I'll be praying for him, and all the families, today. My thoughts are always with the first responders, the true heroes...
Goodness, you know I just went on Amazon to find that book and the lowest price I can find for it is $40! It must be a good book. I will keep my eyes out for it at the library, maybe better to start off there instead.
This is the link to the Peter C. Alderman Foundation - http://www.petercaldermanfoundation.org
The mission is "The mission of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation is to heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism and mass violence by training indigenous health workers and establishing trauma treatment systems in post-conflict countries around the globe."
In other words, they help heal people from ptsd and prevent them from perpetuating the cycle of violence. Amazing, amazing organization that has healed so many people. The walk is for fundraising and it's just a walk, not really an athletic thing - http://walk.petercalderman.org - oh darn, I just realized it's this Saturday already. My head thought it was in October. Oh well, I can't make it. Anyway.
May we always remember the good that emerged out of the horror - everyone helping one another, the volunteering, the shared community feeling. May we never forget those that we lost.