The Second Graders President George W. Bush Was Reading To On 9/11 Are All Grown Up Now

"The memory of it lingers in my mind and my heart."
A lot of people remember where they were on the morning of September 11, 2001. Some people were actually tuning in to TV already, watching then-President George W. Bush as he prepared to read to a group of second graders in Sarasota, Florida.

Bush was sitting in on a reading lesson taught by Ms. Sandra Daniels at Booker Elementary School when news of the attacks came in. Now the then-second graders are all grown up and recalling what it was like to be in the classroom that day.

Ms. Daniels told Inside Edition that the moment former Chief of Staff Andy Card leaned over to tell President Bush about the attacks was confusing.

"I’m thinking, ‘What happened?’" she said. "I’m thinking, ‘Did something happen with Mrs. Bush? Did something to the children?’ I would have never imagined what happened, actually happened."

Lenard Rivers and January Towles were students in the classroom that day, and they are both 27 years old now. The two recently explained to Inside Edition what stood out the most that day, and you can find out by watching the video.