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Lucy Ambrose Connects 9/11 to her Major: Homeland Security

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What were you doing on 9/11? (Or, What was your interviewee doing on 9/11?)

On 9/11, I was not born yet, however, my mom was pregnant with me at the time. She was working at an elementary school in Atlanta, GA.

How did 9/11 affect you personally and or professionally?

9/11 affected me personally, being that it is something I never actually experienced but something that I have grown up learning about. Every year at school we spent each anniversary learning about the events, why they happened, and how to make sure they never happen again. We also spent time learning about the incredible heroes that stepped in to save others that day. In my 7th grade history class, I saw the videos of 9/11 happening for the first time, and that is when the feelings for me sunk in. Professionally, 9/11 has impacted my life because the field I plan to go into was created after 9/11. In Homeland Security, we study the events of 9/11 and how much will forever be changed (security-wise) in our country because of it.

What do you want future generations of professionals, particularly those going into your field, to know about 9/11?

9/11 should never be forgotten. This terrorist attack affected the whole world and ended lives. People going into the field of Homeland Security not only have to be prepared for attacks like this and how to respond but also how to prevent this from happening. As a field, we must always remember 9/11 and the fact that our department was made as a result to help protect the country.

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Lucy Ambrose Connects 9/11 to her Major: Homeland Security

9/11 affected me personally, being that it is something I never actually experienced but something that I have grown up learning about. Every year at school we spent each anniversary learning about the events, why they happened, and how to make sure they never happen again. We also spent time learning about the incredible heroes that stepped in to save others that day. In my 7th grade history class, I saw the videos of 9/11 happening for the first time, and that is when the feelings for me sunk in. Professionally, 9/11 has impacted my life because the field I plan to go into was created after 9/11. In Homeland Security, we study the events of 9/11 and how much will forever be changed (security-wise) in our country because of it.