10 years ago I was working on math exercise in Mr. Lecce’s Algebra II class, when our principal, Mr. Mathieu, made a startling announcement that two World Trade Center towers had been hit. It was very surreal and I didn’t understand what was happening until later that day when we were allowed to watch the news in French class.
To be honest, I’m not sure how 9/11 affected my life back then. I knew no one who died or anyone who was related to someone who died in NY, PA, and D.C. I remember watching the videos of the second plane crashing into the tower over and over again, but it was like a movie, like it never happened in real life. I was incredibly naive then and had no idea over the impact these terrorist attacks had on our country. This past week, a lot of the television networks have made various documentaries, including lots of interviews with family members of those who lost someone that day, and it finally hit me. How horrible that day was and how it changed the lives of so many people. Sometime in the near future I would like to visit the 9/11 memorial in NYC to learn more about the survivors and those who tragically lost their lives that fateful day.
Always remember, never forget.