Tell Your Children


ell your children what happened on September 11, 2001.

Tell them how, as our nation's leaders and lawmakers took flight and our great houses of government emptied, the common people stood fast.

Tell them how people just like their neighbors, teachers, and parents — of every color; of every creed and none; of every life-style; from many nations; from every continent — ran toward danger to help strangers and friends.

And tell them how, around the world, the common man, woman, and child reached out to us in grief and friendship.

Tell your children. Let them know where the true strength of this nation lies.

Don Patterson