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Albany woman reacts to Bin Laden's death

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The death of Osama Bin Laden reminds us of those shocking and horrifying images we saw after the 9-11 attacks.

An Albany woman saw ground zero with her own eyes shortly after the twin towers fell. She was deployed as a mental health worker for the American Red Cross.

September 11th, 2001 is a day in history we will never forget, but today is also a memorable day for Americans as news spread of Osama Bin Laden's death.

Sunday President Barrack Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a special operation in Pakistan.

Nancy Anson got a first hand look at the devastation Bin Laden caused..she was deployed to New York after the attacks he ordered. "The site looked like the pictures you see from World War II except it was more disastrous and more horrible," she said.

But she also saw how the attacks emotionally and mentally affected so many people. As a mental health worker for the American Red Cross, she helped counsel and provide support to firemen police officers and other workers who were affected. "I'm  glad because to me it is a sense of closure perhaps to some of those folks who lost some of their loved ones so unnecessarily," she said.

It's been ten years, and Anson says she still wonders about the amazing people she encountered and how they are doing today. "They still have had a part of them ripped away but maybe now they have some sense of closure finally for them," she said.

However memories of that horrific day are haunting, and unfortunately will never go away.

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