I was a sophmore at Florida A&M University. It was a little after 9 am on a Tuesday, and I had just walked into the Student Government office. When I walked in, everyone had paused and was staring at tv, not watching but staring. There’s definitely a difference. What I saw shocked…and caused me to stare, too. A plane had hit one of the Twin Towers. I was stunned, shocked, and thought it was a practical joke. I couldn’t have been further from the truth.
On this day, we commemorate and remember those lives that were lost during the attack on 9/11. As someone who lives in DC, I’m cautious, but not overly so. I just pray and hope that you all stay safe today, especially those of us in the NY and DC areas. Don’t forget the fallen. Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.