― I was barely a high school freshman when I watched the planes hit the towers. Eleven years later I still cry when watching that day depicted by Hollywood. It's hard to be a New Yorker and not know someone who was directly effected by that day. It was the worst day that our country has seen in quit a while. I still remember the smell and feelings of uncertainty and fear. ∙ But I also remember the way that people came together to help anyway that they could. I remember the blood drive [...].