No matter how many years pass, those who witnessed the events of September 11th, 2001 will never forget the horror, the tragedy and the sadness of that day. However, it being eleven years in the past the population that was not around to experience it is ever growing. With two boys younger than the disaster myself, I have turned each year to a picture book that does a great job touching on the subject with kids.
It is entitled Fireboat and is the true story of an antique fireboat in NYC whose owners and crew did what they could to help on that day. If you are looking for a way to explain what happened to your kids in a way that isn't too scary but highlights the spirit of our country and how everyone pulled together, give it a read with your kids. I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
Let us all remember those who lost their lives and their families today and remember the freedom that makes this country truly great. If you don't have the opportunity to fly your own American flag stop and take a moment to salute or at least admire one you see in your travels.
Forever may it wave.
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