Thursday, September 11, 2008
Today I went and volunteered at the school while Dante was in pre-school. I went to Ella's class first and the teacher had me listen to the 1st graders read one at a time. The secretaries started to do the morning announcements, which I assume they do every morning, but they were mentioning the twin towers, and all that happened 7 years ago. Then they had the entire school say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless the USA. I was all choked up while they were talking about remembering the attacks, had to mouth the words to the pledge, and definitely couldn't sing anything because I was so emotional. Even the teacher started crying and actually left the room to gain her composure for a minute. I guess I shouldn't be so surprised since everyone knows that Klinglers are bawl babies. I am actually glad that I went in to the school today though, because I might not have thought about the attacks as much (just a little, everyone had flags in their yards to remember, thanks to the scouts). I hope everyone had a little time to reflect on our freedom today.