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We all have memories of that dreadful day when New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon were hit by terrorists in hijacked planes.

I had turned 19 that year. The age every teenager can’t wait for. I worked night shifts at the time, and after waking for a new shift, that’s when I heard.
While I slept, the world turned entirely upside down. There was shock, disbelief, rage, worry and sadness on all the faces I encountered that day.
Myself, it was shock mostly. Why would anyone want to hurt so many people?
Nearly 3,000 people died that day, including 72 police officers and 343 firefighters who were trying to save the lives of others.
Since that day, the eyes of the world have turned on terrorism, and it has made every move since suspicious of more attacks. Many countries immediately strengthened their anti-terrorism legislations, while the United States retaliated by invading Afghanistan in search of al-Qaeda.
Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the attacks in 2004 and after evading capture for nearly a decade was finally exposed and killed by members of the United States military in 2011.
It was almost like a weight lifted off the shoulders of every one on that day.
Since that dreadful day, the world takes a minute every September 11 to remember and to reflect upon those lives that were lost that day.
It’s a moment in history that will never be forgotten.

I had turned 19 that year. The age every teenager can’t wait for. I worked night shifts at the time, and after waking for a new shift, that’s when I heard.
While I slept, the world turned entirely upside down. There was shock, disbelief, rage, worry and sadness on all the faces I encountered that day.
Myself, it was shock mostly. Why would anyone want to hurt so many people?
Nearly 3,000 people died that day, including 72 police officers and 343 firefighters who were trying to save the lives of others.
Since that day, the eyes of the world have turned on terrorism, and it has made every move since suspicious of more attacks. Many countries immediately strengthened their anti-terrorism legislations, while the United States retaliated by invading Afghanistan in search of al-Qaeda.
Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the attacks in 2004 and after evading capture for nearly a decade was finally exposed and killed by members of the United States military in 2011.
It was almost like a weight lifted off the shoulders of every one on that day.
Since that dreadful day, the world takes a minute every September 11 to remember and to reflect upon those lives that were lost that day.
It’s a moment in history that will never be forgotten.

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