September 11, 2001. Where were you? If you are not American, did it affect you? I was in high school, in Maryland. 45 minutes away from DC and the Pentagon. 10th grade. I had just finished Geometry class and walked into my Medieval European History class. My teacher walked in and said, "Turn in your homework, then you may want to watch this." And he turned the news on. We all sat there in stunned disbelief. We saw the second plane hit the second tower. I remember everyone kind of crying out when that happened, a sort of mass "Oh my God!" It didn't really sink in for me until the Pentagon was hit. That was close to home. Students in my school had parents who worked in DC, some at the Pentagon. They ended school early, sent us all home. I remember seeing kids crying in the hallways. Got home and watched the news there all afternoon. We had no school on the 12th. On the 13th, we were back, but each teacher took some time out of class to let us talk about it. The school did a blood drive shortly after. I had my mom sign a permission slip saying I could donate since I was too young to do it on my own. 6 years later, I joined the Army. (My parents made me do college first). How about you guys? I can't believe that was 16 years ago.