She couldn't block it out

Anjuli Graunke was getting ready for class at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she's a journalism major. "I remember thinking, 'It's probably just a malfunction in the plane,' because at that time only one tower had been hit." But when she turned on the TV set in her dorm room, she quickly realized that the attacks back East had been deliberate acts of terrorism.

"I remember calling my parents in Boston, but they weren't reachable. And I remember calling my fiancé Jay's parents, but they weren't home. I just felt completely helpless when I first heard the news."

January 28, 2002
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