Even in a small Arizona city

Date Submitted: 09/12/2014
Author Info: Michaela (Flagstaff - USA) 
Occupation: Other
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was in 6th grade and every sixth grader in my school district goes to this place called camp colten. It’s basically going camping with your peers with another elementary school in town, and learning survival skills and being out in nature.
They divided our class so half of us were out camping and the other half were still doing regular school.
I got up that morning and turned on the tv to watch music videos. After watching a Dave Matthew’s video, it went directly to the towers, and I just watched, not really understanding. It was on every channel. My dad woke up and we both just watched in shock. I asked my dad what it meant and he said, “not really sure, maybe war, America is going to change.” I got ready to leave for the bus and he said maybe we would get out early. I got to school and the teachers didn’t know if they should tell the other kids at camp colten. I rememeber instead of 60s music on the radio it was the news.
Two years later I went to Europe with a large group of New Yorkers, I felt sad for them and I definitely saw how much that moment affected me and everyone else in an airport.
My town, every town got so patriotic.
We really will never forget.


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