September 11, 2001 changed our life. Eighteen years later, my tears still welt up from listening to the National Public Radio’s interviews of eyewitness accounts on what happened during that fateful day.
The terrorist attacks on American soil were unprecedented. And the scars they inflicted on our collective psychics pain even to this date. Just look at the long lines at airport security, political debates about whether Muslims are welcomed, and a host of mass shootings. They remind us of that fateful day.
I was across the river from the Pentagon on that day and saw the smokes from the building. The hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, the symbol of our national strength. I couldn’t move nor go anywhere. We were in a lock-down.
No one knew if there were more attacks.
How has the September 11 impacted you?