On the Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001, a group of terrorists hijacked four commercial flights destined for the West Coast and intentionally crashed them. Two passenger planes struck New York City’s World Trade Center towers, resulting in their collapse. The third plane hit the Pentagon, while the fourth crash-landed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed that day. And on that fateful late morning, the world changed. The events of 9-11 brought about political turmoil whose echoes remain at the global level to this very day, particularly in places like Afghanistan and the Middle East.

The 9/11 survivor Wendy Lanski told Leon Dimitrios: “One of the biggest things that survivors and family members and people affected by terrorism worry about in their soul is that their loved one and their experience will be forgotten.”