Do You Remember What You Were Doing?
People often remember what they were doing when they heard the news of importantevents in history. In America, for example, many people remember what they weredoing on April 4, 1968. This was an important event in American history. On thisday, Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. Although some people may not remember whokilled him, they remember what they were doing when they heard the news.
Robert Allen is now over 50, but he was a school pupil at that time. “It wasa bright, sunny day,” Robert remembers. “We were having fun in the playground whenthe school bell rang. Our teacher said, ‘Dr. King died just 10 minutes ago.’ We were completely surprised!”School closed for the day, Robert and his friends walked home in silence.
More recently, most Americans remember what they were doing when the WorldTrade Center in New York was taken down by terrorists. Even the date-September 11, 2001-hasmeaning to most Americans.
This was a day Kate Smith will never forget. She remembers working in heroffice near the two towers. “My friend shouted that a plane just hit the World TradeCenter! I didn't believe him at first, but then I looked out the window and realizedthat it was true. I was so scared that I could hardly think clearly after that.”