Amador Students Remember 9/11
Original post made by A Close Neighbor, Amador Valley High School, on Sep 18, 2008
In contrast to the many ways that our community has remembered 9/11 and the horrific events that occured on that day, Amador students decided that they would commemorate the anniversery of one of the darkest days in our history by organizing a massive food fight. No rememberance of those that died on that day, no somber thoughts about the brave men and women of the fire and police departments who ran into the burning buildings, no revisiting of the heroism of those who went down in the Pennsylvania field, and no show of support for the continued war on terror...just a Facebook to organize the whole thing. Just think what could have been done if these same students had used their time in a RESPONSIBLE way. They could have exherted their time and energy in organizing some sort of moment of silence on the quad at lunch...organize a coin drive to benefit some charitable organization that helps the families of the victims...organize to truly remember. What a sad state of affairs our society is facing when the young people of our community are so oblivious to an event that has so shaped our country and world. I know we keep hearing..."oh it's always the negative things we hear about..." which is somewhat true...what did the students at Amador do to REMEMBER? Where were the young people who do care? What conversations have we had with our chldren to spur them to positive action? The food fight happened...what are we doing to instill in our young people's minds the fact that what was done was NOT acceptable. I'm not harping on our community, just hoping that adults and young people alike reflect on the behavior that was demonstrated on such an important day, and hoping that we see things in the future that counter-act the negative. I would love to see some sort of reaction condemning the activity that happened on 9/11 at Amador...not from our Adult community...STEP UP YOUNG PEOPLE! WHERE ARE YOUR STUDENT LEADERS? How will you respond to the nonsense that is happening on your campus? Think about the traits that are supposedly learned in this "community of character", and think about how you can develop those traits in yourself and your peers. Make some noise and commotion...not in a destructive way as was done on 9/11/2008...but in a positive way!