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In Remembrance

Written by Peter Johnston on .

New York skyline on anniversary of Sept 11

It is the seven year anniversary of the devastation inflicted on New York City and Washington DC.

While many of us have deep disagreements over the West's response to those terrorist acts, particularly with respect to the invasion of Iraq, we nevertheless join with friends from across the world to remember those who lost their lives seven years ago today.

Not long after those tragic events, a group from Blantyre High School, as it was then, created a book of poems written by students from local schools. While there are many evocative poems in the book, sometimes it is the simplest that are most affecting. 

Twin towers
Mad people
Empty space

Kelly (P6) from David Livingstone Primary School