SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA)- Today we talked with several people whose lives were changed by September 11, 2001.
Lenora Wilson is from New York, and her sister was a U.S. Customs Agent at the World Trade Center. Today Wilson has a piece hanging on her wall that has a picture of everyone who died in the Towers, including her sister's fiance.
She tells KSLA News 12 that one of the planes went in on the floor that he worked on. His remains were never found.
However, her sister lucked out that day.
"She was not in the building because she had a doctor's appointment that day. But unfortunately she got back from the doctor's office in time to see the airplane hit the building herself. In person, she saw that. And then to see the people jumping out of the windows and splattering on the ground, that was very traumatizing to her."
She tells us her sister had to go to therapy for a while, and retired soon after.
Wilson says she talked to her sister this morning, and she says they are glad Osama Bin Laden is no longer around to terrorize America anymore. She adds that they're happy and proud that the president was so aggressive in the plan to get him.
We also spoke with veterans of the War on Terror. Both served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Barbara Coleman was with the Army National Guard. She says she was packing up to move to Louisiana from New Jersey on 9-11-01.
"At the time, I had been out of the military for about four years. When that happened, I decided I wanted to go back in because I had sworn before to serve and protect my country and its freedom," Coleman says.
And former U.S. Army soldier Lance Shelton says he's glad Bin Laden has been eliminated.
"I've heard a lot of speculation from people on what they believe, but in the end, this services our interest and it is for our national security."
He cautions that "the head of the snake is gone, but the body still lives," and urges everyone to remain vigilant.
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