As most US citizens (and plenty from around the world as well) are aware, yesterday was the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.  There were ceremonies and such held all over the country to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died in those attacks and the sacrifice of so many who ran INTO certain death to help people get out alive.

This is probably one of the most important events in modern American history and as such it needs to be remembered and children need to be taught about it.  Not only that it happened, but about the ways that our society and even the world has changed because of it.

At Highland High School in Highland, Arkansas there was an assembly scheduled complete with special speakers to commemorate 9/11 and talk about it.  Unfortunately, the members of the Junior band were not able to attend because the band directors had scheduled a meeting with a fundraiser representative for that same time.  Therefore my nieces who are in the band, were not allowed to attend the assembly.

I have to join in the comments already posted: What is happening to our schools? and Fundraisers are More Important then Remembering 9/11 in saying that I think that without question the band fundraiser meeting could should have been scheduled so that it didn’t conflict with the assembly.  Fundraising for the band has it’s importance, but frankly this assembly was more important by a long shot.

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