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We have adjusted to the airport searches “ and increased security but I don’t believe we can shake our feelings of vulnerability.” I was getting ready to go to my High School teaching job on Sept. 11, 2001. I watched in disbelief when a second plane struck the Twin Towers and said to myself, "This can't be an accident." I didn't use the word terrorism, because as a US citizen, it wasn't within my realm to use that word. On the way to school, I contemplated how I would teach that day. Some kids needed the reassurance of routine, while others needed to talk about what they had viewed. It was a day that we lost our innocence, collectively as a nation. We have adjusted to the airport searches and increased security but I don't believe we can shake our feelings of vulnerability. We all became victims that day, knowing that our unstoppable spirit as a nation could be breached. We also all became survivors of 911. Tina V., 49, Kelso

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