Almost ten years after the worst terrorist attack against the United States, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind 9/11.
In a special televised speech Sunday night the President proclaimed that the al-Qaida leader has been killed during a military operation in Pakistan and that the U.S was in possession of his body.
On Sept. 11, 2001, more than 3,000 people were killed when al-Qaida launched terrorist attacks on the United States. Ever since, the U.S. has been trying to track down bin Laden.
I was a senior at Francis W. Parker in Chicago back in 2001. I remember finding out about a plane crashing into the World Trade Center during science class. My teacher wheeled in a TV and we watched the horrifying events unfold live.
Shortly after, I recall my high school calling an emergency assembly while some of my peers frantically tried to get in touch with their parents who were working or traveling in New York.
Sept. 11 is also my parent’s wedding anniversary. Their celebratory plans were immediately cancelled. Instead, my family spent the night together in awe of what had happened and what was to come.