Reflective Essay On 9/11

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9/11 will go down as one of the biggest tragedies in our history. On that day, nearly 3,000 people died from the hands of terrorism. It was a day where a series of calamites occurred. Four planes were hijacked by terrorists with innocent people on board and they crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania. This is not only day that will not be forgotten but it is a day that has changed the world. Before 9/11, traveling was much more different than compared to today. Back then, it was easier to bring stuff onto the plane. For instance, you were allowed to bring blades that were up to 4 inches long. Today, you are not only allowed to even bring liquids through security. Not only that, you were allowed to say good-bye to your loved ones right before the gate. But, as of today, airport security officials usually won't let anyone clear security without a boarding pass. It is no secret that it is more convenient for one not take off your shoes and take your laptop out from your bag. Security checkpoints …show more content…

I rather wait 10 minutes on line and take off my shoes and take off my laptop from my bag, to know that I am going have the peace of mind when I go onto my flight. With the existence with the TSA, which was created after 9/11, there has not been any major terrorist attacks that have occurred. So it would be hard to say that the increasingly tight security has been ineffective and in a sense, has been more helpful in preventing terrorist attacks to occur like 9/11. Not only do I believe that we should strengthen our security in airports but also in subways, train stations, and movie theaters because why do we have to wait for a major tragedy to happen in order to enhance to our security? The problem with 9/11 is that we implemented airport security measures because a catastrophic event occurred when we should have implemented before 9/11 so it would have prevented

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