Monday, September 27, 2021

The JEC fourth and fifth grade students commemorated the tragedy that took place 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. The students heard a brief explanation of what occurred that fateful morning, focusing briefly on the facts of what happened and the heroic response of many others, especially first responders. Classes discussed how afterwards there was so much unity and caring for one another. Mrs. Drazen, JEC’s assistant principal, read a book called “14 Cows for America” by Carmen Agra Deedy—a story about a young man from Kenya who was in New York during the attacks and returned to his village to share his story. He wanted to show his deep care for America. In his culture cows mean life. So his tribe contacted the U.S. Embassy and held a ceremony to donate his cow and 13 others from the village to America. Students discussed that no matter how big or how small everyone has something they can contribute and the ability to help others.

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