September 11th


September 11th is a day the world drastically changed. It’s the Pearl Harbor of my generation. After being gathered in a Washington, D.C., high school gymnasium for mass, then being given the confusing announcement that there was an attack on the US, by way of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon…I was beyond shocked. And, we will never forget. I saw other students were crying; and concerned about their relatives that worked in, or near, each site. The sadness was pervasive. It touched many corners of the world, making the world feel really small.

With once Public Enemy No. 1, Osama Bin Laden, dead; at the hands of US government; it still doesn’t rectify what happened. Glad he’s not out there anymore, but no amount of killing, war, erosion of privacy, or destruction can replace the lives and peace of mind lost.

That day, and the next few weeks…

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