Never Forget: CF recounts Sept. 11

“I was at school; we were all glued to the TV, [whose] reports dominated all media. I don’t know how many times I saw the planes crash into the towers. [I can remember] all the sootand ash, smoke and debris and people running. It almost made the people look like ghosts with the dust and soot on them. And I can still remember the looks of shock. You almost thought you were watching something from another country, a war-torn country, not the U.S.”

Judy Timmins
English teacher


“When I remember hearing about it, someone mentioned a plane had hit a building. We all assumed it was the Empire State Building. I remember turning on the TV and almost immediately seeing footage of the planes crashing into the towers. It took a while for me to understand the full extent of what had happened. Hearing so much about it as a first grader, it lost the emotional impact for me because it wasn’t something I wanted to think about.”

Isak Knivsland


“I was at school, teaching. The TV was on as the second plane hit. Initially, we thought it was an accident until the second plane came in. We were just stunned. When the Pentagon was hit, we really began to worry that this was an even bigger attack than what was be playing out. It was gut wrenching to think of all those people in the plane and building. I remember walking home from school and feeling this numbness and looking at the sky. Nothing was in the sky.”

John Black
Biology teacher


Class of 2014

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