I was a freshman at UVM & had just sat down in my Education class in the Living/Learning Center. A sophomore named Kiersten who was in my small group came in and told Christina, Allison & I that the space shuttle has exploded. I can still see the room we were in, as well as the stunned expressions on everyone's face.
It was all over the news for days, especially stories about Christa McAuliffe. Her hometown of Concord is only 2 1/2 hours away from Burlington & all of New England claimed her as their own. A friend's college roommate knew her well as she had been in her class at Concord High School.
I teared up today watching the video footage---not just for the 7 lives that were lost, but for those who witnessed it. For the family members. To see your loved ones death on the evening news over & over again has got to be beyond horrible. May they know peace.
Where were you 25 years ago today?