The Stolen Futures of September 11


It has been 16 years since the murderous attacks of September 11, 2001. Few over the age of 25 can’t tell you exactly where they were and what they felt when they heard the tragic news. For many, it still feels like it happened yesterday………….or today.

Please take the time to talk with young people about September 11th. If they are teenagers, or in their early twenties, chances are they have no memory of it and need to be taught. Here are three stories you can share of young people who were robbed of the beauty of life that day, along with three thousand others:

Deora Bodley

Deora was a twenty year old student at Santa Clara University who loved to volunteer. She was active in the special olympics. She coordinated an after school tutoring program, and volunteered at an animal shelter. She was on her way to becoming a…

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