From Lynda M:
I was working at the school in the early am. I teach 2nd grade. We were all in the office making copies and preparing for the day. One of the other teachers came in and told us what had happened. We weren’t sure what was going on. We were called into the lounge and given safety procedures and were told to hold our emotions intact. One of the teachers had a break and was watching when the 2nd plane hit. She emailed us all. I was scared to death. Where were my own children? My husband was out of town. I was screaming in my head. I wanted to go home and hug my own family. I knew I had to maintain and stay with the kids. I had to be strong. I later thought there were many brave people that day. I saw a lot of strong women working hard to not run out of that building to their own families.
Later on that night my mom came over. She worked for the border patrol and knew way too much. She withdrew a lot of money and gave me half of it. I panicked a little and put water and canned goods, blankets and extra clothes in my car. (seems silly now but at the time it was what I had to do.) I skipped dinner that night and was glued to the t.v. I knew the world as we knew it had just changed before my eyes. I thought of the quote from Isoroku Yamamoto of the Pearl Harbor bombing. “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” I prayed it wouldn’t happen again what happened in Hiroshima. Isoroku Yamamoto