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America Has Changed Since 9/11

Almost 20 years ago, Americans put aside their differences to get through a crisis. What changed?

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On September 11, 2001, the Twin Towers in New York were destroyed in a terrorist attack on our own soil. Americans – and the world – watched in horror and shock. Nearly 3,000 people died that day and America changed forever. It has been almost 20 years. How have we changed since then?

Patriots Unite

If something good came from the 9/11 attack, it is the way Americans came together to help each other. People came together to offer help in any way they could. Some gave food, clothes, and blankets. Others offered shelter or just comfort. The American people showed just how strong and united they could be when faced with such a dangerous enemy.

Now, nearly 20 years later, we have gone from being patriots to violent protesters. As protesters attack cities across the nation, the lessons of September 11 seem to be forgotten.

Project Protest and Destroy

Protesting has always been a part of our nation. The Constitution protects our right to peacefully gather and protest against injustice. But in 2020, lots of Americans have started to protest with violence. Many cities have been attacked with riots. This has added to the hardships of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns.

Instead of pulling together in a crisis and helping our fellow Americans, as we did in 2001, fighting has divided us. This has hurt lots of Americans. As we honor those who died because of the 9/11 attack, we should also look back to who we were as a nation, and hopefully find our way back to respecting God, country, and mankind.

National Correspondent at and Kelli Ballard is an author, editor, and publisher. Her writing interests span many genres including a former crime/government reporter, fiction novelist, and playwright. Originally a Central California girl, Kelli now resides in the Seattle area.

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