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I didn’t even understand the significance of what was going on at the time, but as soon as I got home and switched on the television, my eyes were suddenly opened to the evil and terror that lurks in this world.

That was the beginning of my focus on world and national events.

In my freshman year of college, we were celebrating my roommate’s 19th birthday when we heard that America had officially declared war in Iraq.

I remember watching the bombs explode while eating birthday cake. Our cheerful celebration had turned into a somber silence.

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