Never Forget 9/11

This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the tragedy that struck the American people’s hearts two decades ago. When asking teachers around the school how they feel personally about the event, most had the same answers. 

Mrs. Miller, a teacher at Wilton Jr/Sr High School, tries to stay positive by saying, “I think it’s nice we started calling it Patriot Day instead of dwelling on the negatives of the event.” 

“It’s hard to explain nowadays to get the severity across to kids of the present day; we’ve been used to the Gulf War and attacks far away but nothing close to home,” says Joe Hewitt, another teacher at Wilton Jr/Sr High School.

Although this was a very sad time for our country, kids today don’t know much about this tragedy. 

 “Schools are not really teaching kids the past nor are they really talking about it,” said Carly Puffer, a senior at Wilton. 

We asked Carly Kleppe, a freshman about the topic and what her thoughts were. “It was a terrible thing that happened to people.” She wasn’t sure of everything that happened that day. She knew that the World Trade Center had fallen, but she was unsure of who or why there was an attack on US soil. September 11th is a day to remember but also a day that should be taught more in school.

Never Forget 9/11