I remember when it happened. I was a sophomore in high school. I was in ROTC at that time, and the news came to us about the towers. It was so surreal... I never thought something like this could happen. One of my friends had a dad working in the pentagon at the time it happened, and he informed us about the security lockdowns everywhere after it happened. Being that I lived right by the biggest military base in the U.S. (Fort Hood), we were also on lockdown for a while and had heavy security going to and from that base because nobody was sure what was going on or why it was happening. We went from unarmed civilians to fully armed soldiers with assault rifles guarding the gates. Scary stuff back then. I was ready to go to West Point my senior year in high school, but two years later I'm in college. Even though I was the highest ranking officer in my school and had a congressional nomination from Chet Edwards, I just didn't want to get involved with Iraq. *shrugs* Brings back lots of memories though.