"I'm scared to death. There's been a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center & the Pentagon. Both of the World Trade Center buildings have collapsed. There's no telling how many people are dead and I haven't left the apartment to see how everyone around here is reacting. But, I'm so scared. I'm afraid that there's going to be a war. I'm even more afraid that it's going to be on our soil. Around us. I really wish I didn't have to go to class. I'm just so scared of what's going to happen."
9 years later, at the age of 27, I don't think I would react any differently than my 18 year old self did. I still pray for our country. I always will. I will not ever forget.