Remembering 9/11 in 2020

Remembering 9/11
Posted on 09/11/2020
September 11, 2020

Dear Douglas County School District Family,

It has been nineteen years since that tragic September day we now refer to as 9/11, also known as Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

While we all remember exactly where we were when we heard the news that day, most of the children in our classrooms today were not even born as of September 11, 2001. Our students learn the significance of this day in history through the stories and memories of their families and educators.

Teaching our younger generation about 9/11 and the impact it has had on America is even more challenging this year during these unprecedented times. Traditional commemoration events, such as the incredible Colorado 9/11 Stair Climb, are being held virtually this year. Though our recognition of this historic event may look and feel different this year, we are hopeful our community will take a moment to reflect on that day, as well as honor our brave first responders.

We thank our amazing teachers for their unwavering commitment and service to our students, especially during the current challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We also thank our families for their support and flexibility as we navigate a school year that looks unlike any in our history.

Thank you for all you do for our 68,000 Douglas County students.

Sincerely,

Douglas County School District
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