I saw this on another forum that I visit and I thought I'd start it here seeing as today is the 4th Anniversary of the atrocities that were commited in the US.
Well, I was taking an after-school course and I didn't hear anything until that finished at 4PM. My Mum was waiting for me outside in the car and as soon as I got in she asked me whether I had heard about what had happened. I said that I hadn't and she said that two planes had crashed into World Trade Centre buildings. I remember thinking, what the hell are the World Trade Centre buildings? I honestly hadn't heard of them before 9/11. I can also remember sort of shrugging it off, I didn't think it was as major then as it turned out to be.
So, we got home and my Dad was watching Sky News. I saw the pictures and literally couldn't say anything for about ten minutes. I quietly made my way upstairs and got changed out of my school uniform and then returned to sit with my Parents for the rest of the night watching various news programmes, truly shocked at what had happened.