...ten years ago, I had just begun the tenth grade a few weeks prior. During the passing period after the first class of the day, I noticed a flurry of activity and harried voices surrounding me. I asked a classmate what was going on as she scurried down the hall.
"Our country's at war!" she exclaimed.
I looked around, dumbstruck and confused, without any comprehension of the words she had just uttered. I turned back to ask her, "What do you mean?" but she was already gone.