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Taylor

I was in the third grade on September 11, 2001. All teachers were called to the office to watch the news and my teacher did not come back for an hour. When she did come back, she was crying and … Continue reading

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K.

I was in first period English my senior year of high school. A student had mentioned hearing something about an airplane accident in NY, but no one considered it anything besides an accident. Then our teacher took a call during … Continue reading

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Ron

When 9/11 happened, SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence had just inaugurated the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor award. Our initial four members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers–Bill Babcock (Theology), James Hopkins (History), Joe Kobylka (Political Science), and Ellen Pryor (Law)–had … Continue reading

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Ashley

Living in Hawaii, sometimes you forget you are part of the United States since we’re physically not connected to North America and so far away. But nothing makes you feel a stronger sense of patriotism when 9/11 occurred. I was … Continue reading

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Nancy

Editorial printed in The Dallas Morning News by Nancy Cain Marcus September 4, 2002 This time last year I had just moved to New York to serve as a United States Public Delegate to the United Nations. My first day … Continue reading

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Isabel

The horror of 9/11 brought Muslim and Christian women of deep faith to the realization that while our respective faiths taught us to love our neighbors, we did not even know each other across the faiths! Therefore, on November of … Continue reading

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Lisa M.

I remember driving southbound on Central Expressway to SMU, on my way to work, after dropping my kids off at school. Radio stations kept talking about an airplane crash in NYC – I thought commerical flight type accident. By the … Continue reading

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Emmanuel van Hulst

I remember being on vacation with my family in Virgina on 9-11-01 and being the first to wake up in our hotel room and having a feeling that I should turn on the Television. I was shocked by what I … Continue reading

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Charity

I was getting ready for my early morning Spanish Lab at SMU (complaining the whole time). I sat down on the couch in my apartment to watch Good Morning America before heading out. I was drinking a cup of coffee … Continue reading

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Chad

I remember working for the City of Garland, Texas Fire Dept. as a civilian service provider. Whe Admin. Captain/PIO came in and told our fire chief of the attacks. Our chief then worked on gathering a contingent of firefighters together … Continue reading

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