A Day Of Remembrance

A Day Of Remembrance

Miranda Rothchild

  2,996 lives were taken on September 11, 2001. An Islamic terroist group, Al-Quaeda, hijacked four airplanes with a mission to attack key areas of the United States. It has been seven teen years since the incident and a lot has changed since. Right after the attack a memorial was made to remember the names of every life taken that day. Since then the rules for boarding on to airplanes have been more strict to avoid another tragedy.

  The Bush administration started the Department of Homeland Security in 2002, after 9/11, in hopes to get rid of illegal immigrants. Since then the amount of immigrants sent back was doubled.

  Airports before 9/11 allowed liquids on the plane, they rarely patted people down, and were extremely lenient towards many people. Even cigarette lighters as well as any blade four inches smaller was allowed. Now TSA instituted many new security procedures to keep everyone more safe.

  The amount of lives lost that day is unbearable and will never be forgotten. It shook the United States down to its core and sparked a change in safety and immigration laws.