9/11 Inspires Student Patriotism and Celebration

by news on May 4, 2011

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9/11 Inspires Student Patriotism and Celebration Kate Zernike/NYTimes – Some, like Ms. Bright, thought the celebrations excessive. But they were not surprising, she and others said, in the context of how much their young lives had been shaped by Sept. 11. For them, it set off a new emphasis on patriotism, with constant reminders from teachers and parents that it is important to be proud of being an American — a striking contrast to the ambivalence of the Vietnam years that marked their parents’ generation.

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