Tell Your Children
ell your children what happened on September 11,
Tell them how our nation's anointed leaders took
flight and burrowed to safety. Tell them how our great houses of
But tell them, too, how the common people
stood tall, at the Pentagon in Virginia, at the Twin Towers in New
York, in the cold air above Pennsylvania, and in
villages and towns across the U.S.A. Tell them how our everyday
neighbors—all colors; all ages; rich and poor; all
religions and none; quiet people born of fifty states and many
nations—ran into danger to help the weak and injured,
and to save our nation's capital.
And tell them how millions upon millions of men,
women, and children around the world reached out to us in our
anger and grief.
ell your children. Tell them, so they know where the true strength of this republic lies.