Here we are in 2011, ten years after the attacks of 9/11 – September 11, 2011 – and what have we done? We (aka the United States government) destroyed what was left of Iraq and Afghanistan, captured Saddam Hussein (hanged December 30, 2006), assasinated Osama bin Laden (shot May 2, 2011), and almost rebuilt One World Trade Center (1,776 feet high scheduled for completion in 2013) near the site of the former Twin Towers in New York City. Our national debt has nearly trippled in the past 10 years. And we’ve been in a recession since 2008.
I remember where I was September 11, 2001, at 7:46 AM (CDT). I was watching CNN in my living room, drinking coffee, about to get in the shower and go to work. It took the news networks about 10 minutes before they trained their cameras on the burning 1 WTC building. I was at work when the second plane hit 2 WTC. In total 2,977 victims died between the four planes that crashed that day.
One thing is for sure America will never be the same.