Descriptive Essay On 9 / 11

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As an infant on my mother’s hips at the airport it never crossed my mind that things in my life were certainly never going to be the same in the months to come. My very first time at the airport was with my mom when I was eleven days old, and we were able to walk right up to my grandma’s gate to meet her. It was the very first time she met me. The next time I was in an airport was after I got of a plan to meet my whole family for the first time when I was just 2 months old. As before, my family was able to meet my mom and I right at the gate. TSA wasn’t even a thing like it is today. On September 11th of 2000 tragedy struck this nation and nothing has been the same since. My father received a call the morning of the 11th to load up in a P-3 Orion with 10 other people and was set up to be in the air by noon. They flew up and down the coast patrolling for 11 draining hours. They had loaded up the plane with missiles and were told to fire them at any plane in sight. As you can imagine my mom was terrified, because all of what was just listed was unknown information at the time. We were stationed in Brunswick Maine at the time and to my knowledge now, the men who flew the planes into the twin towers started their morning by taking a plane from Portland Maine to Boston, from which they then hijacked the planes that were to be longer flights because they had the most fuel. The things my parents have told me, have changed me into who I am today, based on what they

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