Sunday, September 11, 2011
ten years ago today more vividly than most days. My class and I were in the middle of DOL when the other teacher at my grade level showed up at my door with sheer panic in her eyes. I went out to the hall to ask what was wrong, and she just blurted, "Terrorists have attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon." I remember standing there not quite understanding the magnitude of what she was saying because I hadn't seen the news report and then asking her if her ex husband was ok (he was stationed at the Pentagon and it turned out that he was fine). I was visibly upset when I returned to my room, and later when I read the "official statement" from the office I cried. And today, watching the ceremony at Ground Zero I went back to my feelings that day. It was hard, senseless, and something I won't ever forget. Not because I can't forget it, but because I don't want to.
Written for your enjoyment by Frau M.