Twelve years ago, I woke up and went to school. I found out about the towers, Pentagon, and the crash in Pennsylvania. All over the nation, vigils were held and volunteers went out and cleaned up. Solidity at work. It was at a vigil when someone came to our group and talked about deaf people only. Coming from someone like me, it may sound unusual, I told this person that the prayers need be for everyone that went through the experience. Now is not the time to focus on specific groups. The Towers were a multinational industry and every country deserves our prayers and times of vigils.
Twelve years later, we worry about other nations but forget our own. Today, not only remember what terrorist acts have taken place years before my children were born, but remember what we did then, we do today and tomorrow. What we watch for now is only doing nothing.
Ask yourselves, what can you do today, that the people did the day the Towers, Pentagon, and Flight 93 took into their hands to make a difference. They made the difference by taking back the actions of the terrorists and making it into a nation with support and action. What will you do tomorrow for your children?
The nation was built for people like us by the Framers. What will I do today?
To Be Whole
Currently I am an ASL teacher at a local college and at an high school. I received my Masters in Sign Language Education from Gallaudet University. At home, I am an activist within the community, Northwest Indiana. My son is in first grade and my daughter goes to E.C.L.I.P.S.E. ASL Preschool. Change begins with you and change is effective with a team.