A Day That Changed My Life

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Never Forget
September 11,2001 a day that some of us might not remember too well because of our age, or a day that sticks out too many like a sore thumb. For my family, this is a day that will never be erased from our memory. My Dad had been commuting for work back and forth between Belleville, Illinois and New York City, while my Mom stayed home with my sister and I. I was six at the time and my younger sister Lauren was two. It was an ordinary Tuesday for us. My Dad would be gone the whole week till late Friday when he would fly home for a couple days to then return back to the city on Sunday. It was not an ideal situation for my family, but we made it work because we knew it was only temporary. On that morning, I went off to school, my Dad went to work at the World Trade Center, and my mom stayed home to take care of my sister. Before I go any further, I would like to make it known that my Dad survived these attacks and my family and I are extremely fortunate for that. We constantly keep the families and victims who were not as fortunate throughout this traumatic experience in our thoughts and prayers.
On September 11, nineteen men hijacked four U.S. commercial airlines, two of which were intended to fly into the World Trade Center. All of the attacks that day were carried out by the al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. At the World Trade Center alone, 2,753 people lost their lives. As of September 2015, 1,640 of 2,753 World Trade Victims have been identified. All of this…

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