September 11, 2001, seems like a blur in my mind today, but, it was the one of the few days I do remember, somewhat, during that particular year. I was eight years old and in the third grade, we had been in school for about a month and it seemed like any usual morning. I do remember we had a substitute teacher that day because my usual teacher was sick, I’m pretty sure that was the only day she missed all year. Around 9 o’clock in the morning, I remember my substitute teacher getting a phone call saying a plane had hit one of the twin towers in New York City. I knew very little about the World Trade Center at that point, the only thing I really knew was that they were important buildings and they were the tallest in New York City.
My teacher started freaking out and she turned on the television to see what was going on. We then saw a second plane hit the other tower a few minutes after we had turned on the television. I remember people just running away from the towers, jumping out of the buildings and screaming. After, I remember President Bush giving a speech saying we were under attack and that America needs to stay strong during this time of crisis. Nobody in the class knew too much about what was going on, everyone just knew it was something terrible.
That is all I really remember about 9/11/01, it was one of the few days I actually remember from that year and those events have definitely affected my life as well as the lives of all Americans. I think it’s safe to say that September 11, 2001, is a day I will remember for the rest of my life.