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Confusion

I was in Kindergarten when the 9/11 tragedy occurred. My teacher, as we were lining up for recess, just mentioned something bad happened and we went out to recess. The worst attack on America in recent times and we were playing on the jungle gym through it. I know how hard it must have been for the teacher, but I kinda wish she would have explained it a little more. I found out that a lot of people died later but I had no clue what was going on. Today, when I hear about how people acted, crying and praying, I feel a little shameful. I was young but I don't know. I am still really confused about it.
angelao02 angelao02 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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Hey anjela ,
Im from india even i remember that day ...i was in grade 8 ...it was midnight when my dad woke up and saw the news ... certainly we all were shocked .....though we were not present there physically ....we could see the people crying ...running here and there.....we felt the same agony...and pain.... strength lies within us and we can hope such things never happen again

I was in eighth grade, and I still didn't completely understand it. I was in school as well, and our teacher turned on the TV, and I saw a plane crash into some buildings. I thought it was sad that all those people died, but I was just thinking, "Crap like that happens every day." A lot of my classmates were fascinated...they were watching the explosions and saying, "Whoa, that's awesome!" and the teacher was like, "No, it's NOT awesome." I had no idea of the political implications. I didn't really even know what terrorism was. My mom explained it later when I got home that day, and I started to understand it better.