20 Years ... Memories still linger, and a lot of changes
September 11, 2021 6:06am CST
Disclaimer: Similar posts, articles, blogs or writeups might be there on the Net but whatever I am writing here is on my own and any analogies are purely coincidental. 11 Sept 2001. I was in my first year at Job. I was away from my hometown at our company's client office when a terribly shocking news hit the town. Some planes had hit Big Twin Towers in NewYork City. Then news came of a failed attempt in Pennyslvania and an attack at Pentagon. There was shock all around. Internet was there but the social media was not as all prevasive as of now. The day also known as 9/11: the memories still linger on. A lot changed. Especially air travel. Internationally US attacked hideouts and launchpads of Terror groups in Afghanistan and attacked terror financing in many places. Air Travel changed with much much more stringent checks across the globe. The following war on terror and what happened in Afghanistan or Iraq is a much bigger topic, which I am not going to discuss. Yet the world and US moved on. I visited US in 2010 for a few weeks and NY city was again a hustling and bustling city. I could only see the Twin Towers site from a distance. Those who died of whatever nationality, caste, religion, creed is something that should never be forgotten, and in fact make everyone think that A)Terror and crime never pays. B)God will always punish the perpetrators of such grievous sins. Feedbacks/comments invited. May God bless you all. Have a nice weekend!!
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@LadyDuck Yes it is a weird coincidence. I read a tale of a person whose wife was initially not supposed to be in the Twin Towers on that day but by chance she was there on that day. She did not survive. The man survived but had a lot of painful memories over the years.
@DianneN Yes I can understand. In fact it was a world changing event. It was so bad for US and its people. However, in a way that incident made US support a lot of anti terrorism actions around the globe, which was not the case earlier.