On September 11, 2001 I was only 8 years old. I remember sitting in my second grade teacher, Mrs. McGrath’s, class. We were working on a spelling test when it was announced over the school’s intercom to stop what we were doing and turn on our classroom TVs. We sat, completely aware to what was happening and watched the second plane hit the second tower. My teacher instantly started making phone calls because her sister was on one of the planes. That day will never leave my mind, no matter how old I get.