Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remember 9-11

A Letter From First Lady Laura Bush.........


Something that Still Rings True......................

September 12, 2001

Dear Children:

Many Americans were injured or lost their lives in the recent national tragedy. All their friends and loved ones are feeling very sad, and you may be feeling sad, frightened, or confused, too.

I want to reassure you that many people - including your family, your teachers, and your school counselor - love and care about you and are looking out for your safety. You can talk with them and ask them questions. You can also write down your thoughts or draw a picture that shows how you are feeling and share that with the adults in your life.

When sad or frightening things happen, all of us have an opportunity to become better people by thinking about others. We can show them we care about them by saying so and by doing nice things for them. Helping others will make you feel better, too.

I want you to know how much I care about all of you. Be kind to each other, take care of each other, and show your love for each other.

With best wishes,

Laura Bush


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Understanding 9-11

The September 11th Attack on America



On September 11, 2001, there was an attack on America. There are some men that decided that they didn’t like what America stands for: freedom, liberty, and the rights of men and women of all races, backgrounds, and beliefs. So on the morning of September 11, 2001, they hijacked four planes and attacked America in a terrible way.Two of the airplanes were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. The third plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The last plane was going to crash into another building in Washington, D.C., but the passengers stopped the hijackers, and the plane crashed into a field instead.

Thousands of people lost their lives through these attacks. Hundreds of people were on the planes. Thousands died in the buildings that were hit by those planes.The men that arranged this terrible attack want Americans to feel afraid and disorganized. They want to make people who live in this country do what they say by threatening us. Basically they’re big bullies.

The people of the United States are a strong group of people. Keep faith in who you are and what our country stands for and we will become even stronger than before.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day..............

Labor Day..............

Tips:

Serve your drinks from a pitcher and use reusable glassware.

Reuse decorations. If you decorate for holidays, there’s a good chance that you have some flag decorations left over from the 4th of July. Use them for Labor Day too! As a bonus, you can leave them up through Patriots’ Day (September 11) and Constitution Day (September 17).

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Put out permanent markers for guests to write their names on their cups to eliminate waste.

Have Recycle Bins Clearly Marked.

Organize and Provide Ideas on ways to Give Back.

*Starting a compost bin
*Creating a water garden
*Setting up rain barrels
*Planting a tree
*Planting native shrubs
*Hanging laundry out to dry instead of using your dryer
*Cooking on your grill or campfire, playing outdoors and not using any electricity
*Participating in a road, trail or river clean up
*Collect all of your old ink cartridges, old cell phones and electronic and check out these ways to recycle them and maybe earn cash.



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Labor Day!!!!!

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.


The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.


We will post some eco-friendly tips for the upcoming holiday weekend..........Remember be safe!!