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I remember the morning of 9/12/2001. I was a teacher, and I had been with my students when the horrific events of the day before had unfolded.

I remember how we tried to protect the kids from the reality of what was happening. I remember our principal asking all of us to turn off TVs and to not talk about what was taking place around the country. I remember spending a planning period in my office, helping colleagues call friends…