Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

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I’d be willing to wager that every American over the age of 25 remembers exactly what they were doing and where they were 20 years ago today when 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners, flying two of them into the World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania thanks to the heroic efforts of the flight crew and passengers who tried to regain control of the plane from the terrorists.

I was still asleep in bed when the first plane hit the World Trade Center and was jolted awake when I heard my neighbor screaming. Meanwhile, millions of other Americans were already at work or taking their kids to school or playing with friends, or… whatever. Before the first plane hit the World Trade Center, we all thought 9/11 was going to just be another day. Boy were we wrong.

This short message is to remind every American to remember the 2,996 people who died during those attacks, as well as the 25,000 who were injured. It’s also a reminder to appreciate every minute of every day, and every person you love.

Let us never forget.

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About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray
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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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