Saturday, June 25, 2011

Trip to USA - A great victory

We woke up on Monday, 2 May 2011, at about 4 am, to news that Osama bin Laden was dead. It was a historic moment to say the least and according to news reports, people in Pennsylvania (and all across the USA) had been up all night celebrating.

It was an incredible coincidence that we were actually in Pennsylvania and planning to go to New York City the next day - two of the places which had received direct hits from the terrorist hijacks on 9/11, which were also two of the places which celebrated the victory the hardest.

Perhaps it was fate - the attacks happened a few days after our wedding in 2001 and so, although we were on the other side of the world at the time, somehow we were more than just observers. That period was important to us for our own reasons but a tragedy of that magnitude will have an impact on anyone and so 9/11 will always be part of our memories.

More on that when I post about our time in New York City, when we visited Ground Zero and the World Trade Centre Memorial & Museum.


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