Category Archives: Students

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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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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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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Ismael

I was in my fourth grade classes, Someone notified everyone in the school through the PA system and asked the teachers to tune in on the classroom TV’s. I remember the images of the smoke from the twin towers on … Continue reading

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Breanna

I was in the 4th grade when this happened and I didn’t really know what was going on until I saw the planes crash into the Twin Towers, but still I didn’t really realize the significance of what happened until … Continue reading

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Jessica

I skipped downstairs and plopped down at the kitchen table like I did every morning before school. My mom poured me a bowl of cereal and simultaneously turned on the news. I was aimlessly digging through my backpack as I … Continue reading

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Jan

I was living near downtown Portland near the local heliport often used by various news organizations. I had the day off and once I woke up did not turn on the radio like I usually did. It was an unusual … Continue reading

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Khadija

I was in my 7th grade homeroom class. My English teacher, Mrs. Morris, came in and asked to turn on the TV. We watched in disbelief as the events unfolded. It wasn’t real. The tears on my teacher’s faces made … Continue reading

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Nicholas Makarenko

I am a New Yorker and my family will never forget what happened that day. My son was only 6 months old and had been sick and unable to eat for days. After 3 days in hospitals and seeing my … Continue reading

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Devin

I remember the day vividly. Like it was yesterday. I was in the fifth grade. Our class of 48 was split into two groups, one in the library, and one in the main classroom. I was in the classroom, when … Continue reading

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