2+2= 1 Terrified Nation

I remember that day like it was yesterday. Like it was last nights nightmare. I remember the smells of everything around me. The quietness and still in the air. I could feel the sudden change in the atmosphere. Something terrible had happened. And the whole world felt it too.

It was September 11th, 2001. Early morning classes had already begun. Pencils to paper, chalk to board. Another typical day at school. When the announcement over the intercom for ALL faculty to turn on the televisions to the first news channel available. My “Mouth Dropped.”

Students and teachers alike were praying and calling family members. Principles, counselors and faculty were comforting students. Student Council Members were hanging the American Flag at every corner of the school. Parents were picking up their kids and going home.  Not only did our school shut down for the day, but it seemed like the entire town world did as well. There were no cars on the roads. People weren’t buying groceries or heading to the bank. The whole town the whole world was at home watching the events of 9/11 unfold on their TV screens. Every person, mouth dropped.

It’s a day I will never forget, as well as the whole world.

3 Replies to “2+2= 1 Terrified Nation”

  1. That was a terrifying day. We got to stay in our gym clothes for the rest of the day (which was a major event for a Catholic school) and my aunt was evacuated from her office because they were concerned it would be a target (it was a government building).

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    1. It was a very scary day. I remember the chill in the air. My mom came to the school to get me and my dad left work. It was just a scary day. I can’t imagine what it was like for the families that had a loved one in the middle of it.


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