New York Schools To Hold 9/11 Moment Of Silence Under New Law
Most people will take a moment to reflect on the tragedy that happened on September 11, 2001. Now schools in New York State will be required to take a moment of silence in remembrance during the school day.
In a press release from Gov Cuomo's office this new law signed on Monday establishes September 11th Remembrance Day and moment of silence at public schools.
“9/11 was one of the single darkest periods in this state’s and this nation’s history, and we owe it to those we lost and to the countless heroes who ran toward danger than day and the days that followed to do everything we can to keep their memory alive,” Gov Cuomo
I think this will be a great way to open a dialogue with kids about the events of 9/11. A lot of kids in school these days weren't even born in 2001 and don't know much about what happened that day.
After 9/11 we promised we'd "Never Forget" and I think teaching the younger generations about this dark day in New York and the nation's history is a way to make sure we truly never forget.