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“I was in school in the sixth grade and our teacher started crying and running down the hall. We were watching the TV in the gymnasium when the second plane hit.”

Samantha Root –Graduate Student

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“I was actually home when it happened. I remember them showing the towers falling over and over again on TV. It was even on PBS Kids, that’s when you know it’s serious.”

Demetrius Burns- Senior

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“I was only five. It was my fifth birthday, so I don’t remember anything.”

Deja Laymon -Freshman

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“I remember coming home from school and seeing my dad watching it. I thought it was a movie, until I realized it was real and how traumatizing it was.”

Matt Maurer – Freshman

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“I was in first grade, and I don’t remember any of it. But, I started to put the pieces together years later.”

Chidimma Okoroh – Sophomore

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“I was in middle school, and I saw on the TV the footage of the event. It was surreal to me and I couldn’t comprehend the full implications of it, but according to my teacher’s reaction, it was pretty terrible.”

Bamiji Ibironke- Senior

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“I’m pretty sure I was in second grade. I remember getting sent home and being happy that school was out. I didn’t understand how terrible it was until years later.”

Arianna Bardoni – Sophomore


Eagle on the Street

What are your memories from September 11, 2001?

Published September 10, 2014
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