OMS Students Remember 9-11
OMS Students Remember 9-11
Posted on 09/12/2016
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Students in 8th grade history took a break from learning about the government to learn about something that happened right before they were born.  The majority of our current 8th graders were born after the events of September 11, 2001.  While many have learned something about the tragic events of that day at some point in their lives, many are not aware of the unity and patriotism that came about after September 11.  On Monday September 12th, the students watched and compared the address to Congress of President Franklin Roosevelt the day after Pearl Harbor and also the address to the nation given by George W. Bush the night of September 11, 2001.  Students compared the message and the mood of each address.

There was a brief discussion led by Mr. Jacobson about how important it is to show kindness and compassion in the world today.  Students finished their lesson by creating a U.S. flag made of paper hearts and hands to applaud rescue workers, first responders, police, firefighters, and military personnel as well as to memorialize those who were lost on that tragic day 15 years ago.