I’ll never forget the day our country was attacked and the World Trade Center’s twin towers fell in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. I was in middle school and I remember a classmate coming up to me and shouting, ‘We’re being bombed!"

I was confused at first but as we all gathered around a radio in English class, the panic set in as the tragic events taking place were made clear. My mother at the time was a flight attendant and all I could think about was her safety. I didn’t know where she was flying and how many planes were involved in the attack. Her flight had emergency landed and she was safe.

I remember getting home from school and immediately turning on the news to watch in horror as the towers came crumbling down. I still have the newspaper clippings from the day that took the lives of almost 3,000 people, injuring more than 6,000 others. Never forget.

What are your memories of Sept. 11, 2001?

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