This is how the world woke up on September 11, 2001. I remember this vividly in my mind. I'd just gotten home from working night shift at my hospital, and was trying to wind down before going to bed. I saw the first report break into the morning news, and thought it was a hoax. Nothing like this could happen in this beautiful country that I loved. When the horror set in that this was real, my first thought was my children. I lived in Alabama but I feared that the entire world was going to war so went to immediately get my children from school. In changed my thoughts forever about the world I lived in.
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