Still Healing

Photo by Slagheap

Silently, students walk out of their classrooms, waiting for younger grades to file out. Many of them do not even know the significance of 9/11 that has changed the world nine years ago because they were not born yet. But even the youngest students walked in silence, feeling the weightiness of the reason why we were gathering around the flag pole.

We stood in silence, watching two students hoist the flag to the peak and then lowered to half-staff. This verse of America, the Beautiful came to mind:

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

We remember.

May the healing never stop.

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