I was a 17-year-old high school senior on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. I was a little bummed out because the New York Giants lost their opening game on Monday Night Football to the Denver Broncos, but that would soon become a distant memory. Around 9:30 in the morning, I heard whispers in the hallway that something terrible happened in New York City. I raced to the first empty classroom I could find and turned on the news, where I saw something so horrific it wasn't even imaginable five minutes prior. Some of my other classmates joined me, skipping lunch to watch the events unfold. Planes crashing. People jumping out of buildings. People dying. Families destroyed. Lives destroyed. A country shaken. I remember going through each class. No teachers taught lessons, as they were just as int ...
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