Like you, my 9/11 memory is as vivid as the day it happened. I was a freshman in college and for some reason, decided to wake up before noon. I flipped on the t.v. and could not believe what I was seeing. I picked up the news after the first plane hit and there was speculation but from the news people, it sounded like it was an accident. Then, the second plane hit, then the Pentagon, then the fourth was brought down and that removed all doubt that it was in fact an attack on America. As I'm sure you were, I was glued to the t.v. It was horrific. Seeing the buildings collapse, the graphic video of people jumping out of the window, the first responders rushing into the fray, rather than away from it. The stories of tragedy, the stories of rescue, the stories of survivors. People talking about how they should have been on one of the four planes that were hijacked. Or they should have been at the WTC that day, but were home sick, or away on a trip, or out for a brunch, etc. Years pass since that day but the vividness does not fade. Nor should it.
Here are a few resources about 9/11 (which were gather with the help of the awesome 7th grade geo teachers at PHMS):