20 October 2014
Evil Took Flight
I was at school when the 9/11 incidents occurred. I was about six years old and in Kindergarten. I remember my dad picking me up from school, he was sad and confused looking. I specifically remember riding home in the car and my dad turning up the radio and intently listening to it. That day I did not quite know what had happened or how it would affect me, but now I can truly grasp what happened that day. Since September 11, 2001, the United States has changed in many different ways. This was the day that everyone found out that the United States was not invincible. 9/11 is like a scar on our country; America has healed, but the mark will always be there. After that, the United States as a whole rallied together to recover from the tragedy, and to mourn with one another. On September 11, 2001, America was no longer invincible. Airplanes were hijacked by the Taliban, a group of men who were working for Osama bin Laden, and were used to bomb down the Twin Towers in New York City. This terrorist attack affected America in many ways. It started the Global War on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Airport security was changed after that day and was even shut down on September 11, 2001. Airport security was changed forever. Airports are now more strict. It is almost inconvenient to travel and almost a burden, because of all the airport security. My family and I have to arrive at the airport almost two hours before our flight because of the security lines. Taking off your shoes, taking out your laptop from your case, and putting your electronics in a separate bin is time consuming. TSA, the Transport Security Association, now checks for explosives and performs random screenings and pat downs. They even have a watch list to look out for suspected terrorists. They check your luggage and go through your personal belongings to ensure that there is nothing in them that could potentially harm someone....
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