This is not intended to be a political discussion.
In two days, as you undoubtedly know, it will have been ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America. I thought it'd be apropos to share each other's memories of that day--where you were, what you felt, who you were with, etc. I'd also like to hear from people outside the US, a perspective we, as Americans, rarely get.
I remember the day well. Actually, I remember that day more vividly than any other day of my life. I got to school around 8:15, and my first hour English class was meeting in the library instead of the regular classroom since we were doing a research project. I remember two of the library workers standing in a corner of the library with a TV pointed towards them and thinking it strange. A student came in and told us he heard that a plane had hit a building in New York City. I, I think like a lot of people before actually seeing it, assumed it was a small one-or-two passenger plane.
When I got to my second hour class, civics, our teacher had the TV on, and all we did was watch it and talk about it. I just remember sitting there, amazed because it didn't seem real. I saw the towers collapse live, and the whole class just gasped. It was unbelievable.
The rest of the school day was pretty much devoted to watching it on TV and talking about it. It seemed every teacher became a councilor of sorts. I remember a couple teachers who tried having class as usual, but it didn't work. It was the only subject of conversation in the halls. When I got home from school that day, I turned on the TV and watched it some more.
It's something I'll never forget. Much like people who lived when Pearl Harbor was attacked, it will never leave me.