On September 11, 2001 I was spending my last year in Brazil but my mother was living in New Jersey.
I can remember watching the news live, that plane crashing down, the chaos and the wreckage.
I was panicked, calling my mother to make sure she was still okay. I just kept calling until I heard her answer, feeling relieved to know she was safe.
We can never forget this day, a day that affected us all in one way or another.
We can only hope for peace and harmony all over the world and continue to work towards a better and safer world for all of us.
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