Memories of that day have changed our lives
Is there anyone who doesn't remember exactly where you were when you heard the terrible news about planes crashing into the World Trade Center towers 11 years ago?
I was in Chicago, on my way to a job interview at the Daily Southtown that lasted five hours. When I listened to the news on the radio, I thought it was a joke. Then I figured it was just a terrible accident. All through my interview day, as I heard bits and pieces of news coverage, I learned that the terrorist attack was an event we had never imagined possible in the U.S.
Eleven years ago our world changed; we were vulnerable. Those who lost loved ones suffered even more through the pain of the unanswerable “why.” We've picked ourselves up, memorialized the lost, but our world has forever changed, with security more top of mind than ever. And we became another generation to learn firsthand about war.