I just caught the tail-end of it as I turned on the radio
to help keep me awake during my long morning drive to the classroom.
A local high school history teacher
had made history with his class
on the anniversary of 9/11
by giving his students a writing exercise.
These young people were instructed to reflect
on what they had remembered about this
and then were challenged to put themselves in
someone else's shoes
and write diary entries from the
perspective of someone directly
affected by the attacks.
One of his students wrote from the point of view of a passenger
on board one of the hijacked planes.
The entry reads as follows:
"As I look at my husband and say,
'I love you'
I feel my baby kick for the first
Make every moment count.
Photo credit links are provided under photos
Minnesota Public Radio MPR Radio story can be found here