Remembering 9/11: Ten Years Later

It’s incredible to think that ten years have already gone by since the attack on the Twin Towers. I bet when people think about 9/11, they can remember exactly where they were, who they were with and how they were feeling. I just so happen to be in my 10th-grade psychology class when the principal came on the loud speaker to say that one of the Twin Towers has been hit. Everyone in class laughed at first because nothing he was saying was making any kind of sense. When he came back on to say the second tower was hit and it’s believed to be a terrorist attack, fear set in and no one was laughing.

At that point the only person I wanted to call was my mom because she works in the city. The cell phone I borrowed wasn’t connecting to her work number at first, which freaked me out, but once I finally got in touch with her and she said she was fine, I just broke down and cried. I’m so incredibly fortunate that no one I knew was hurt, but for several students in our school, they weren’t so lucky and lost loved ones.

I have plenty of stories from my family on how 9/11 was for them while in Manhattan that day. My family on the east side of Brooklyn told me that they had papers that were in the Twin Towers blowing down their streets. We all have our own stories that we’ll carry around with us forever, so please feel free to share them in the comments.

I’m so proud to say I’m not only an American, but also a native New York City girl. May we never forget 9/11! Here are a few images I took yesterday at Ground Zero. I can’t wait to see how everything looks when it’s all complete and to visit the 9/11 Memorial in the near future.

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