I would like to say a few more things. I wrote earlier, in post #281, that I was disgusted by the apathy in my school. I am still disgusted by the fact that so many were apathetic, but more and more I realize that there are almost more that do care than those that don't.
This was most evident during the beginning of classes. Every day, at the beginning of the day we "say" the pledge. I normally do not partake in doing this, simply because I disagree with "under god". Many others normally do not say the pledge daily, whether it is out of laziness or because we are talking about other things at the time. Today, however, everyone in the class said the pledge loudly and clearly, without hesitation. When it came on there was no pause, the teacher did not tell us to stand, we simply said the pledge. We showed that we were behind our country, and that we were loyal to it. We showed that we had realized we had been hit, but that we knew we would prevail and overcome what had happened. We were unified.
I don't know if similar situations happened in other classrooms of the school, I can only speak for mine. But in that classroom, and that time we were united as one in support of our country.