Although 22 Years Have Passed, The Memories Of 9/11 Live On
I went back and forth on whether or not to scribble up an article about 9/11 and my memories surrounding this tragic day in American History.
The last thing I want to do is focus on my memories when the memories of all those lost that day should be paramount.
So, with that said, I decided to wait a day to share what comes to mind when I think back to that day 22 years ago.
My Vivid Memories
It's incredible that even after 22 years, the details of that day are still crystal clear.
I was in the sixth grade on September 11, 2001.
I remember waiting at the bus stop like every other day.
Our bus driver was a stickler for quiet time on the bus and didn't allow much talking, let alone have a radio playing in the background.
Upon the bus pulling up to the stop and opening its door, I heard the radio playing what sounded like a news report.
I asked why the radio was on since that was such a rare occurrence, and I remember her response like it was yesterday.
"Something bad has just happened".
Searching For Understanding
On the ride to school, we were all quietly trying to piece together what was happening.
It was clear that whatever was going on involved a plane and terrorists.
That's about all we could figure out.
Once At School
Upon arriving at school, every teacher had TVs blaring with the news.
That's when it all came together as to what had happened.
Our teachers let us watch the news for an hour before getting on with the day as planned.
My Personal Thoughts
To this day, I'm bothered by the fact that our instructors didn't allow us to watch the news unfold.
I understand the reasoning for not letting us watch the events live; however, I disagree entirely.
In my mind, we were old enough to watch history unfold and should have had the ability to do so.
Needless to say, concentrating on school after learning what happened was nearly impossible.