Never Forget

Standing in my 5th-grade classroom on the top floor of the school building, my best friend from high school appeared in my doorway. She worked at the school but I was not sure what she needed.

“Two planes have hit the Twin Towers; we are under attack.”

I did not process what she said and responded with “I have to get back to my lesson.”

“Do you understand what I am telling you?”

Looking at her with disbelief and then back at my students, I did not have any words. I knew I had to help them understand they were safe even though I was shaken, and today would be a day we would never forget.

Thank you to all that serve to keep us safe—prayers for all who sacrificed their lives and to those who lost their lives. God bless America.

Published by Brenda Yoho

Christian,Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aspiring Author, Motivator, Survivor, Leader, Coach, Mentor and a service agent living a life of purpose. Started my career in education as a teaching assistant, moved into the teaching role, followed by administration serving as Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Educational Support Programs. Over my more than two decades of educational experience I have served as the Illinois Principals Association Illini Region Director and most recently as a mentor/coach for principals. In addition, I have presented at their conferences over the years. In my final years in administration I served also as the Illinois Association of Title Directors Vice President and Treasurer. I am a survivor of an indirect hit of lightning and an almost fatal accident with a semi truck that hit the car I was traveling in with my family. My daughter, granddaughter and close friend survived as well! My injuries were the most significant leaving lifelong damages.

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