ten years ago

8:47 PM Marcie 0 Comments

Ten years ago today, I was 9 years old.
I lived 30 minutes away from the Pentagon.
I was in Mrs. Stein's 4th grade class. 
I was sitting at my desk when she got a phone call from her daughter in New York.
I watched as she paced at her desk and gasped. 
I was confused.
I didn't understand why we were watching TV at school.
I sat on the floor around the small TV in the corner and hugged my friends. 
I watched as my classmates whose parents were working in the trade centers or the Pentagon started to cry.
I wanted to get pulled out of class like the rest of my friends.
 I came home to a phone ringing incessantly with incoming calls from worried friends and family.

Ten years ago today, I definitely didn't understand the gravity of the terrorist attacks, but I can vividly remember that day and the effect it had on our nation. As the days went passed, we learned more bits and pieces about the event, and I even found out that my dad could have been working there that day.
I'm so grateful he wasn't.

God bless America.
God bless all those whose families were changed forever
on September 11, 2001.