Last Monday, we went on an amazing trip to New York. After getting through some tough transportation issues, we went to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. We were going on a class tour, so we were able to do some activities that may not have been available to us otherwise. First, we went to classroom and watched a short summary about what happened on 9/11. Then, we went out into the museum. While looking around the museum, we stopped at specific places to write or draw on a graphic organizer. One of my favorite and most memorable spots was the last pillar. This was the last thing that was pulled out of the wreckage of the World Trade Centers. As other things were being cleaned out around it, there were messages graffitied on it, pictures taped to it, and even bouquets of flowers attached to it. One of the pictures on the pillar particularly caught my attention. This was a picture of a victim of the attack that was duct taped on the pillar. What made me so interested in it was that there were messages written on the duct tape in permanent marker. I couldn’t read most of them, but the one that stood out the most was a small “xoxo” in the bottom right corner. This just seemed like such a sweet gesture to me, and I think it’s beautiful that someone did this. It’s amazing to me how in such a hard time for the country, everyone was able to come together and help after this attack.