Ten years ago – the world changed forever.
America was attacked, not by a foreign country, but, by the ideals of one man – Osama Bin Laden. A man that had put together one of the most powerful terrorist organizations in the world. He pulled off one of the most daring tragic events in history, he took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent people by hijacking four American jet liners and their passengers.
One of the four airliner’s struck in Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon, two in New York City at the World Trade Center Towers one and two, and the final aircraft crashed in an open field in rural Pa., which was later determined it missed its intended target – the White House or Capital Hill as they say were possible targets at the time of the hijackings.
I have been forever moved by the tragic events of 9/11 – watching the lives of 343 firefighters, police and emergency personal lose their lives in one of the most infamous events in American history, since the Japanese surprised attacked the American Naval fleet in Pearl Harbor during World War II.
In the course of the last ten years, America has been fighting two wars in the middle east, one in Iraq, the other in Afghanistan. The tally of American lives lost since the start of the wars have topped that of those lost during 9/11 itself.
Does America and the world feel any safer than it did during the waning days of 9/11, perhaps not. Terrorists have not made their ways known in trying to recent their ideals in to attacking America again. However, they continue to try, but, so far security measures that have taken place since the 9/11 attacks, have pretty much gotten them into the grinding halt – at least for now.
America will always be strong and she will be rebuilt to her prestige beauty to stand up to those who ridicule her for what she stands for. Some may find that hard to be, but the truth and faith are out there to those who believe America is still the greatest country in the world with the freedoms and ideals that some never see in their own countries alone.
I hope the world becomes safer again as it once was ten years ago before 9/11 took place. But, there is always the thought the threat is always there – i.e., it may never change, only god knows when it will come time to change.
We all shall be free from a vindictive terror of those who see such statements and sentiments of violence and death as a source of their own agendas to the world. Being a peaceful being and a caring human is the only way of life that the world can be a safer place to live in the universe.