"This is a copy that my daughter, Yuri (9), wrote to a fairy on the night she lost her tooth.
I asked her to look at her letter, and I found her feeling about the tragedy. It touched me to the heart and I thought many many kids felt and sympathized like this all over the world."
Among our permanent holdings are many letters, drawings, cards, and handcrafted gifts created by children after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
So many of these items were sent to the September 11 Recovery Program--as a long-term temporary unit of the American Red Cross Disaster Services Red Cross that assisted families affected by the terrorist attacks--that archivists decided to keep a representative sample of the ephemera before sending them on to the intended recipients.
These items now have a permanent home at the National Archives, including this request that the tooth fairy donate to needy New Yorkers.
You can read the full blog post here: http://1.usa.gov/1JXOJ7V #911Day