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100 Words, 100 Days: Day 54. On 9/11.

Ten years ago my brother and I were on holiday in Tenerife. We were having lunch in a cafe when I got a text from a friend back home.

Have you seen the news, kid? the text said.

No, I responded, who died now? 

Check the news, the next message said.

As it turned out, tragically, thousands of people died that day. The Towers fell, the Pentagon was attacked, United 93 crashed when decent people became heroes and sacrificed their lives so no one else would die.

The world changed there and then, and nothing has been the same since.

Remember, remember, 11 September.