Unlike the community I grew up in, my dad immediately believed there was no ceiling to how bad 9/11 could become over the course of the day. He later told me he took us out of school because he thought if someone were to attack the United States they’d probably attack schools too. For over 100 years this country had never been attacked on its own soil, but over the course of a morning my dad was convinced a wide-scale nationwide attack could be underway right now. When those towers fell in New York, the sense of security in our country was gone. Anything was possible.
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