September 11, 2026
A view from the future
On the 25th anniversary of the infamous World Trade Centers attack, a father takes his 10-year-old son for a walk down a Manhattan street. They stop at an intersection and the father says, "Son, there is where the Twin Towers used to stand."
The young boy, a product of public education, looked up at his father and asked, "Daddy, what were the Twin Towers?"
"Well, Son", replied the father, "the Twin Towers were two very tall identical skyscrapers that had thousands of offices, where thousands of people worked and it was one of the major centers of business in the world, until 25 years ago today, when some Arabs destroyed the Twin Towers."
The little boy thought about what his father had just said and then looked up and asked, "Daddy, what were Arabs?"