If you were old enough to understand the horror of the terrorist attacks on our country on Sept. 11, 2001, then you probably remember where you were when you heard the shocking news.
I was a sophomore at Bayport-Blue Point High School in 2001. I should've been in gym class, but due to an ankle injury, I was stuck in the school library doing a report on sports. I heard the woman behind the library desk gasp, and I followed her gaze to the television to see a airplane crash into a tower. To be honest, I couldn't quite make sense of what I was seeing, but I knew it was horrible. The woman turned the volume up on the TV. Those of us in the library watched the news in awed silence until the class bell rang, then I entered the halls of the high school filled with students announcing the tragedy. That memory has stuck with me throughout the years, unmarred by time.
Feel free to share how you remember the events of that day in the comments.