Standing in my 5th-grade classroom on the top floor of the school building, my best friend from high school appeared in my doorway. She worked at the school but I was not sure what she needed.
“Two planes have hit the Twin Towers; we are under attack.”
I did not process what she said and responded with “I have to get back to my lesson.”
“Do you understand what I am telling you?”
Looking at her with disbelief and then back at my students, I did not have any words. I knew I had to help them understand they were safe even though I was shaken, and today would be a day we would never forget.
Thank you to all that serve to keep us safe—prayers for all who sacrificed their lives and to those who lost their lives. God bless America.