By Amie Mooney: Even though I was only in second grade when 9/11 happened, I still remember what happened and where I was and what we did.
I just got to school, and all the teachers had a TV on and we were watching the news. I was younger, and I didn’t fully understand what was going on. I knew something bad happened, but I didn’t know where it was.
I thought to myself that this morning was the last day I was going to get to see my parents. It was scary, and I rememeber that a lot of the kids were taken out of school because their parents were worried that something was going to happen here in Cedar Rapids.
A couple of hours later, since I went to St. Ludmila Elementary School, the whole school went into St. Ludmila’s church, and we had a prayer service for everyone in New York and prayed that everyone was all right and that nothing else would happen, especially in Cedar Rapids.
I went home later that day to my parents, and we just continued to watch the news the rest of the night about what happened that day. I remember my mom was scared and crying, which caused me to cry. My dad was in shock.
My cousin was about to be born that night, so our phones were ringing off the hook. My cousin was born right in the morning the next day.