I was on my way back home from Toronto when I first heard the news. Osama Bin Laden, #1 on the U.S. most wanted list and international terrorist, has been killed and the U.S. has his body. Wow. A moment like this brought my mind back to roughly 10 years ago, Sept.11, 2001, the first time I experienced such a turn in the world’s history.
There are moments in history where you will remember exactly where you were when events occur. I remember coming back from gym class when I saw on the TV the news from New York. Two planes had crashed into the World Trade Centers. We know the rest of the story, the images, as unreal as they were that day, still in our memories now.
Today, almost 10 years later, the world changed again. I will now remember when Obama strode up to the podium in the White House to address a nation and the world in how he authorized a U.S. special operation to take out Bin Laden.
Both 9/11 and the death of Bin Laden are things that have shocked the world. We don’t know how things will be now but what we do know is another chapter to our history has been added, now entrenched in our minds and gripping our hearts forever.