Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11 Anniversary 2013

As in past years, another anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks have arrived. Since I work nearby the site of the attacks and have seen the new tower being rebuilt, I know where I was at that fateful day that has changed the world so much. I was way uptown not many miles away from the attack center and when the first one happened, somebody had a small TV and they said that it was just an accident, but when the second plane attacked the second building then we all knew that it was not an accident and we had to evacuate our building. Chaos and anxiety ensues as rumors started to spread that more planes are coming, the number being in the double digits and you know that when there is panic, you will believe any rumor or false news. But right now when I reached the office, there were hundreds of cops and family members ready to read the names of their loved ones. This tragedy has changed the way we look at the world and even after the passage of 12 years, it seems like it is something new and we are constantly reminded that we will never forget that fateful day and will continue to fight the terrorists we try to destroy our way of life. But even while we continue to fight and seem to move on, we are always reminded like when we go the airport and other areas that security remains tight and things will never be the same as before 9/11/2001 and we should get use to it. We have gone through two wars spending trillions of dollars to find the mastermind of the attacks and also wage war on terror (which by the way is still going on) and our life even when the politicians say that we should go on with our daily lives will not be the same again.

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