CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - This past Sunday marked 15 years since 9-11.
Those of us old enough to remember know where we were and what we were doing at the very moment we heard or saw reports of the attack on the twin towers in New York City.
Almost 3,000 innocent lives lost and more than six-thousand injured. We must never, ever forget.
Nine-eleven forever changed our lives...how we travel, airports, immigration, our personal and private information, and especially our trust, both in people and nations.
The big question is have all these changes made us safer? That depends on who you ask. But the answer is probably yes, but at a very steep price.
While there have been awful terrorist and terrorist-inspired attacks here and around the world, there hasn't been a major 9-11-size attack since 2001.
Homeland Security has improved; a term we had never heard of 15 years ago. Major plots have been uncovered and stopped before they happened.
But that doesn't mean the likelihood is zero.
We live in a new reality. What can we do to feel safe in an unsafe world? Control the things we can control. Our faith, our family, our future.