I am reminded of Sept. 11 and terrorism each day I enter the gates at work, where an armed guard checks my ID.

Before Sept. 11, we as government employees took a lot for granted. I never gave a thought to my safety at work. Now many security measures are in place. As a country, we can never again take workplace safety for granted.

But I am confident that the security measures will prevent or thwart future attempts. America will always be great.

Scott serves as administrative support to the manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s O’Hare Modernization Project Office, Des Plaines, Ill.