never forget


 

List of “Don’t Forgets” and “Remembers” by a group of New York city school children

We were eight.

Before September 11th, we would wake up with a list of “Don’t Forgets” Don’t forget to wash your face Don’t forget to brush your teeth Don’t forget to do your homework Don’t forget to wear your jacket Don’t forget to clean your room Don’t forget to take a bath

After September 11th, we wake up with a list of “Remembers” Remember to greet the sun each morning Remember to enjoy every meal Remember to thank your parents for their hard work Remember to honor those who keep you safe Remember to value each person you meet Remember to respect other’s beliefs

Now we are nine.