(NewsGlobal.com)- Most American school districts are not obligated to teach about the events of September 11, just two decades after the greatest terror assault in American history. Some well-known people have vowed to force that to change.
Bernie Kerik, the New York City Police Commissioner during the horrific terrorist attacks, said in an interview on Friday that he’s shocked that our students today are not educated about September 11. People kind of moved on after the attack.
Only 14 states, including California, are mandated to include 9/11 lessons in their curricula.
According to Kerik, Ground Zero, where 3,000 individuals lost their lives on September 11, 2001, is undoubtedly one of the most tragic battlegrounds in American history.
Frank Siller, the creator of Tunnel to Towers, started a K–12 curriculum based on the attacks to teach schoolchildren about 9/11.
Siller established the charity in honor of his younger brother, a fireman who lost his life on 9/11 while attempting to save others.
Siller stated that they recently announced that the Tunnel to Towers 9/11 Institute, where they built a curriculum for ages K-12, will get it out in all the schools across the country to ensure that they are teaching the story of 9/11.
He said it’s not just about his brother but also about the 2,977 people lost that day, the 343 firefighters, and the more than 60 police officers.
“We must never forget,” Siller said.
Young people who might not have been alive on September 11, 2001, have questions about it, according to Gordon Felt, president of Families of Flight 93, and those questions must be addressed. One of the victims of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the disaster of United Flight 93, was Gordon’s brother.
Many school groups visit the Flight 93 Memorial, and Gordon says the children always have questions.
Gordon says those who lived through September 11 wish to share their stories. The kids want to relate to the day and hear about where they were. It is not only their responsibility to tell the tale but also to listen to the stories of the individuals who come with memories that they wish to preserve in their hearts.