I think most people alive at the time of 9/11 remember where they were when they heard the news. I remember being at home watching the latest episode of West Wing. I remember being a little tired when it change from the show to the news. At first, it was unclear whether I was watching the drama or the news. But as I had read the synopsis of what was expected from the episode I was suddenly brought to the reality that this wasn’t a drama.
At the time I had friends who worked in airline crews in the US. I also had friends that I knew or suspected were in New York. While I was fortunate that none of my friends were impacted, not everyone I know was so lucky. Friends and family have lost loved ones, friends, and acquaintances.
So today I think of all those who lost their lives and those who loved them. From the firefighters and police to the office workers in the building. Each is a tragedy. But also all the lives that have been lost and destroyed in all countries globally as a result of the actions on that day.
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