The first tower was struck as my then-husband and I were getting ready that morning. I remember telling him there had been an accident. The second tower was struck before we left the house, and we knew something was terribly wrong. I listened to NPR as I drove our daughter to daycare. When I arrived there, the Pentagon was struck. I went to Avila next for my first class of the day, and one of my classmates had pulled a TV into the room. We were trying to get reception when someone came into the room to tell us the first tower had collapsed, and we were stunned, some of us crying. I have never felt so sickened, horrified, and scared. Everyone was in a panic to verify loved ones were okay.