I saw a bumper sticker with three icons reading: Pro Life, Pro God, Pro Gun. What is that supposed to be, a life cycle?
Anyway, I realized the other day as I was passing a flyer for a local Patriot Day celebration, that the September 11 tragedy occurred before my kids were born. You know, ancient history to them.
Last year was the first year I'd thought about starting a discussion with the kids, so I searched for a way to begin, as well as to make a resource article out of it as I typically do: September 11 Patriot Day 9/11 Printables and Activities for Kids.
We started with a free BrainPOP video, which was actually very helpful. It presented the basic facts and emphasized the loss of lives and the heroes. We talked about the half staff flag tradition and printed out heart-shaped flags.