I was in the Kindergarten class when another teacher came in to tell us what she saw on the tv, we were shocked. She came back in a few min later to say the 2nd tower was hit and telling us about the Pentagon. We were told not to tell the children anything, as some of their parents worked up in that area. I also have a friend that was assigned to the Pentagon, so it was very stressful. Thankfully, he was ok, but we weren't able to reach him for awhile to get an answer.
I grew up watching the Towers being built, we traveled to NYC every few wks. We always stopped to ck the progress, or riding in the car looking out the window gawking at the site. Many ppl from my county and the one above us died that day. One lady was from my parish. One of the 1st responders died awhile back and his family had such a hard time trying to get help. They live a few miles from me.
I didn't get to see anything about it for hrs. after it happened. They put a tv in the teacher's rm, and covered the windows so the students couldn't see in. I watched in horror at the scene playing over and over there and for the next few days. I couldn't believe someone could do this to us. We had to stay at school for awhile until someone came to p/u all the students. We had parents up north and bridges were closed to control movement.
As a little girl I watched the news of JFK being shot, and then thru the yrs. As w/ 9/11, time doesn't make the pain or shock less real. I'm still stunned by the violence. I haven't watched anything today, but the news on the radio still had me in tears. It is still too fresh to me. My thoughts and prayers are w/ all the families who have lost loved ones on 9/11 and since. So many hearts have been broken.
God bless. Alice.