In September 11, 2001, I was in the Language Resource Center of my alma mater during work study when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were impaled by 767 jets. We watched in horror, as terror unfolded that day.
On May 1, 2011, I was walking into my home in Washington, D.C. when I received a call from one of my best friends at 10:30 p.m. telling me to turn to CNN because the president was about to make an announcement about national security. By 11:35 p.m., I was glued to the television in my bedroom as talking heads speculated about what so many had deemed impossible for so long. And then, President Obama confirmed the speculation as he confidently strode into the East Room “to report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.”
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