Americans, where were you on 9/11?
I was just about to turn 6 years old and in kindergarten class. All I really remember is one teacher running into our classroom in tears, whispering something into our teacher's ear, her bursting into tears, then whispering into the class para/assistant teacher's ear, with her crying as well. Since we were all kids, no one really told us anything and we were all confused. A lot of kids got picked up from school early that day, even all the way out in our small Midwestern town.
I remember the aftermath and watching a slideshow on the news with pictures of all of the victims. Even at my young age, it felt sad, especially seeing a photo of a guy carrying a little girl on his shoulders exactly the way my dad carried me. I still didn't fully understand everything other than that some bad guys stole planes and crashed them into the towers, but now that I'm older, it gives me chills. I can't imagine what it must've been like for people old enough to truly grasp what was going on at the time.
For those of you in the US, do you remember where you were? For those outside of the US, do you remember this event and what was it like to you?