“Where were you when the world stopped turnin’…That September day?” -Alan Jackson
September 11th, 2001 will always be a tragic event that our minds and hearts will never forget.
I was in 4th grade, 3 days before my 9th birthday. I was getting ready for school when my Grandmother turned on the television and hollered to come look at the news. I of course was very curious as to what was going on. I didn’t understand what building this was and why it was up in smoke. I asked “What is this? What’s going on?” when my family wasn’t answering me and just sat there in shock I was getting frustrated as to why nobody could give me answers.
That school day was much different at Dixie Downs Elementary. My favorite teacher was crying and we were all confused of how to feel. I don’t think we could comprehend the feelings of so many innocent people who had their lives taken from them that day or their loved ones who were in devastating pain. We set aside our school assignments for the day and watched the news. My teacher didn’t hold back, she knew this was important for us to know. We were taught about other world events and what terrorism was. We prayed at school and sang The National Anthem. Nothing else mattered that day.
15 years later and more years into our future, we will never forget. Hold your loved ones closely and love with all of your heart and soul.
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