It is never easy to start the year at an assembly discussing September 11th and the courage displayed on this day. Our school will use this theme to inspire students to find courage withing themselves to care for others and use a growth mindset this academic year. This year our school is using The Man in the Red Bandanna as our first read aloud. Welles Crowther was also from a neighboring town. Feel free to use this story or other stories we have written about in the past –It Was a Tuesday, Kindness Can Change the World, Remembering 9/11/01,September Roses andSeptember 11th.
September is Courage!
Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one and/or the ability to find strength in the face of pain or grief.
When Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red bandanna, which he always carried with him. On September 11, 2001, Welles Remy Crowther saved numerous people from the upper floors of the World Trade Center South Tower. “The Man in the Red Bandanna” recounts and celebrates his heroism on that day. Welles’ story carries an inspirational message of strength, honor and courage.
Remember Welles Crowther’s story this month. Find the courage within yourself to:
- Stand up for yourself
- Stand up for others
- Make a new friend
- Try out for a team
- Develop a skill
- Audition for a play
- Speak in front of an audience
- Ask for help
- Treat failures as opportunities to grow
Write about it using this Red Bandanna Writing Template.