Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The 10th Anniversary of 9/11

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 came and went by smoothly. Although there were unconfirmed reports about some terror plot and police and other law enforcement agencies were on high alert but everything went by without a hitch. The 9/11 memorial has been opened to the public and constructions is still going on strong on the World Trade Center site. It has been 10 years to that fateful day when terror hit the United States in unspeakable ways. I still remember that I was working midtown when the first plane hit. First it was thought of as an accident, but when the second plane hit, it dawned on everybody that it was no accident but a deliberate attack on the U.S. We were glued to the radios and also TV and then we were asked by the building management to immediately evacuate the building and thus I went downstairs and then I went up a few blocks to the Borders store and nearby I saw the TV showing the attacks on the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

All through this time, we have invaded Afghanistan and also Iraq and have spent trillions of dollars on this so called “War on Terror” and I believe we will be constantly on high alert. Our security forces have done a commendable job keeping America safe and secure and constantly thwarting any terror plot since we should never let our guard down to the threats that are constantly emanating from within the U.S. and without.

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