A First-Hand Perspective of 9/11

As we inch closer to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, it is hard for a group of eighth-graders, who were not yet born, to grasp the magnitude of 9/11 as they read through the novel Ground Zero. English teacher Mrs. Dexter brought in her brother, retired staff sergeant Justin Altman, to give the students first-hand perspective and a greater appreciation for that day.