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What should the next generation learn from 9/11?

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack jolted America and radically transformed the course of global events. When we think of September 11, we remember crumbling towers, heroic firefighters and grieving communities, followed by a global war on terrorism.

But what do we want the next generation of Americans to learn from the decade that followed? For those not yet born or those too young to remember when the twin towers fell – what lessons should they take away from the new geopolitical reality that emerged after the World Trade Center attacks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cynthia-Faisst/754258940 Cynthia Faisst

    You really should do a story on William Harvey,  a young Juliard violinist who played in New York during 9/11 and ended up teaching violin to rescued street children in Afghanistan.   What if more of our young people approached conflicts armed with a violin under their chin?