My mother tells me when something major happens in life you always remember where you were and what you were doing.
I was in High School on September 11, 2001. I was in English class. With a professor who told me I was not smart enough to be in Honors English. The following year another professor did not understand why I was in her intermediate English class and moved me past Honors to Advanced Placement English.
I was in English Class and the drama teacher bursted into the room and yelled, "A PLANE CRASHED INTO THE TRADE CENTER!!!!" I had no idea what the trade center was or where it was. My English teacher seemed unphased and continued teaching. Like dejavu the drama teacher ran into the second time and said, "O LAWD ANOTHER PLANE HIT THE OTHER TOWER!"
I turned to Celeste Bowers and said, "No one is paying you any attention anyway, turn the television on so we can see what is happening in our country." She did not appreciate my boldness and began to reprimand me. "Ronnie Carra-..." The principal came on the public announcement system and instructed all teachers to cease from teaching and to turn on their television to the local news. Celeste was even more upset. I believe she made a smart remark regarding why she had to stop teaching to watch the news. However, I cant remember.
That day, I was terrified.
Do you remeber where you were...what you were doing?