On the day of 9/11, I was a junior in high school. Specifically, I was in in-school suspension for skipping a class the day prior. I was on a bad path and didn’t really have a lot of aspirations or discipline in my life. Most classrooms back then had the old, round TVs attached to the wall; however, in the suspension room we only had a radio. On the radio, reports came in about two commercial aircraft crashing in to the twin towers of the World Trade Center.