In a bit of a stylistic departure today, I wanted to share with you some of my experiences on and around September 11, 2001 that contributed to who I am and what I do today.
Twelve years ago, on the morning of September 11th, I was in classroom just miles from the Pentagon in my first year as a high school teacher. I had recently moved from NYC. The school building where I was teaching shook when the Pentagon was hit. It would shake again when fighter jets from Andrews Air Force Base were scrambled. I watched the buildings fall with my students. Some students at the school had parents who worked at the Pentagon, and died that day. I had family and friends (all survived) who were in the WTC that morning.
What I did not really know then is that, as horrific as 9/11 was, that type of terror is the day- to -day reality in many parts of the world, and is often directly linked to US foreign policy