In reaction to the tragedies of September 11, 2001 my music educator friend, Sarah Stevens, put her feelings to words that became the song "Just One Planet" which she co-wrote with Catherine Marchese.
It was so foggy the day I shot this video, at times from my perch atop a fire truck's aerial ladder, I could barely see the 350 children singing in a soccer field at University Elementary School in Bloomington, Indiana.
The song has done so much to help heal the hearts and souls of everyone who hears it. It has been performed by children's choirs, symphony orchestras and is included in elementary music textbooks. It is especially popular at Martin Luther King Day celebrations and has been performed at the United Nations Children's Day.
"No matter where we're from, and no matter where we go there's something you should know. We share just one planet, it's all that we've got... we're sisters, we're brothers, we're neighbors, we're friends, we're mothers, we're fathers, we're daughters, we're sons,we're one human family, that's all just one."