You’re Joking, Right?

Date Submitted: 09/30/2014
Author Info: Richard (Anderson, SC - USA) 
Occupation: Unemployed/Between Jobs
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was in the 9th grade in IVA SC. 15 years old. (held back in middle school) It was about 8:47 a.m. Someone ran by our class room and said, “someone hit the twin towers!” Then they were gone in a flash. We all said, “what?” not grasping what was happening or what was meant. The next hour or so blew by quickly, I honestly can’t remember where the time went just that it was business as usual for my algebra class. When 10:20 a.m hit it was time for lunch. The one and only time I have ever seen them put TV’s in the Cafeteria. I saw the News recap of the 2nd tower being hit and I thought is this a movie joke? Then to my disbelief, at 10:28 a.m, I WITNESSED LIVE as the 2nd tower collapsed. All I can remember is the anger I felt that day. I knew what I’d seen had been historic but I couldn’t fathom the ripple effect it would have because of my anger.


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