I was a senior in high school, making my way from second period AP Statistics to third period architectural design art class when I learned our great nation was under attack. The news of an airplane flying into the first World Trade Center tower spread like wildfire throughout the school until soon enough every classroom had their televisions set to the news, where many of them remained for the course of the day. We turned on the news right after the second tower was struck and continued to watch in a confused state all the way through witnessing the collapse of both towers. I remember administration at my school trying to get teachers to turn off their televisions so we could get back to our work for the day, but thankfully most teachers turned a deaf ear to the request because, as they told us, we were living history at that very moment and were experiencing something more important at that time then what we might find in a textbook.
Today marks the 10 year anniversary since 9/11 and the tragic events that took the lives of so many. Where were you when you learned of the news?