I was a freshman at Harrison High School.
I was walking the hallways when I kept hearing people talk about a plane crashing into the World Trade Center in NYC. I walked into Keyboarding Class and the TV was already on. My class and I were glued to the TV when the 2nd plane hit. We watched in horror as to what was going to come next. We watched TV all day, in every class. Noone said much, but we knew it was bad. Our principal came on the announcements and gave us a little more information about what was going on. As a young 9th grader, I really don't think I knew what was going on. I didn't understand just how many people lost their lives that day. I didn't really understand that we were under attack. I didn't grasp it. And I don't think I really totally fully grasp it today. Especially because I did not experience it first hand.
Today, I am praying. Praying for every family affected. Thanking God for so many heroes. Thanking God for our military.
I think Ground Zero is beautiful. The waterfalls are breathtaking. I cannot wait to see them in person someday.
9/11/2001 Never Forget