Remembering 9/11

Sophie In the City

I’ll always remember my grandma’s story about where she was when JFK was shot. My mom can reflect back to the day the Challenger exploded.

At seven years old, I never thought I would have one of those “moments.”

Fourteen years ago disaster struck our nation on September 11, 2001. What at first seemed to be a plausible accident when a plane crashed into the North Twin Tower in New York City, clearly turned into a terroristic attack on our nation when a second plane hit the South Tower.

I was sitting in Ms. Webster’s second grade when all of the teachers left the room. Moments later, she and her assistant, Mrs. Evans, walked back into the room, turned off the lights, turned on the news and asked us to sit in silence.

Our principal came over the intercom and asked us to remain silent as she recited a prayer.

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