I was a first responder on September 11; here’s what I remember

I was a first responder on September 11; here’s what I remember

Although it’s been nearly two decades, my memories of September 11 in New York are as vivid as if it all happened yesterday. I was sitting in a classroom in Manhattan. On that morning, I was a combat veteran and National Guardsman turned student. My priorities that day were to go to class and do my schoolwork. But my life changed when a female voice behind me interrupted the professor with a few simple but terrifying words: A plane had hit the World Trade Center.

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