I thought a lot about what I would do to commemorate this day. I knew I wouldn't talk to my children about it yet. They are too young to understand. But one day I will tell them all about it. Today I sat in my car at 8:46 am and prayed during the moment of silence on the radio. Then I went into work and had a normal day. No one even talked about the fact that it was 9/11.
As we pulled into the driveway this evening, Mason noticed a small flag in the garage that was left over from July 4th. He pointed to it from his car seat and asked to hold it. When I gave it to him he said "America", a word I didn't know he knew. He carried the flag to the mailbox. I taught him that we respect the flag and always to make sure to hold it high so it doesn't drag on the ground and get dirty. I taught him to wave it and be proud. It seemed appropriate to teach him these things on this day.