I asked everyone working today to write a brief paragraph about where they were when they heard about the attacks. (Lisa is out of town, so her story is not included.)
Christian: When I heard the news, I was on my way home from work, planning to change clothes and go to class. As I was flipping through radio stations, I heard the news about the 1st plane. I was floored. When I got home, I told my parents what happened, and we immediately turned on the television. At that point the 2nd plane had crashed into the Twin Towers. I remember feeling shock, confusion, and overwhelming sadness.
Chance: I was in intermediate school. I remember that the bell rang for class to start, but the teacher wasn't in the classroom. All the teachers were in the hallway murmuring about something. Everyone in the classroom started to murmur too. After a little bit, our teacher came into the classroom, and we could all sense that something was wrong. What had we done? Our teacher then said, "You probably don't know what this means, but the World Trade Center has been attacked." She was right, I had no idea what that meant. It didn't take too long after that when everyone's parents started coming to the school to pick us up early. The news was on when I got home, and I got to see just exactly what was going on. I was confused, and terrified, and I learned what a terrorist was that day.