Tuesday Sep 06 2011 comments Streetwise: Where were you on Sept. 11, 2011? -A +A Buy This Photo Now ?Two weeks after 9/11 I had a near-death accident in which I suffered short-term memory loss. I thought that the attacks had been in a movie I?d seen, and I began to describe them to a friend. Then my friend told me it was real.? ?I was at a doughnut shop in Rocklin. There was no TV, but everyone was talking about it. It was awful.? ?I remember waking up, walking downstairs and seeing my mom crying on the couch. I slowly began to understand what was happening. A few years later, I went to New York and visited Ground Zero. It was breathtaking.? ?I had gotten up early to exercise, and as soon as I got off the bike I saw the second plane hit on TV.? ?I woke up to a call from my sister who told me to turn on the TV. My mom was in New York at the time. I saw the first plane crash, and I wondered what kind of a pilot could not see the Twin Towers. After the second hit, I realized it was a terrorist attack.? ?I was in my 4th grade class. I had seen some of the news, but I didn?t really know what was going on. My teacher was crying and we couldn?t get anything done. We had recess all day.?