DrJays.com Asks, “How Do You Remember 9/11/01?”
September 11, 2001 seems like it was just yesterday. I was a junior at Rufus King IB HIgh School in Milwaukee, WI, in Spanish class when we heard the devastating news. The entire lesson stopped and Mrs. Badillo immediately turned on the TV. Our faces were stuck in disbelief. Most of us were shocked… and the rest of us didn’t know what the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center meant to the country. We were confused, but knew it was bad news.
After the Pentagon, then the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania, I didn’t know what to think. The news flashed continuous messages of predicted death counts throughout the country, displayed images of buildings in flames, fearful people in anarchy and showed anxious faces looking for loved ones who were lost… and couldn’t be found.
We weren’t let out of school early, but when I arrived home, the coverage did not stop.
9/11 is by far one of those moments in life in which I consider surreal. I will never forget the undeniable fear, confusion, pain and disappointment — the results that led to discrimination, a bloody war, families displaced, lingering hatred and a nation moved in emotion.
Its sad that thousands of people will never see their family members, co-workers or friends again.
Today, we take the time at DrJays.com to remember the lives of all people effected by the tragic event that happened on 9/11/01 and thereafter.
Let us know how you remember September 11, 2001. Paz.