How You Can Fight Terrorism

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In the wake of Sept. 11, state and local government resources have been strained by the demands of homeland security. To hold the line against terrorism, volunteers are offering their time, serving as one line of defense for the nation.

CBS News correspondent Gretchen Carlson spent some time with the newest soldiers in the war on terrorism in Delray Beach, Fla.

In the town where nine of the Sept. 11 hijackers once lived, citizens, most of them seniors, make up the Delray Beach Homeland Security volunteers.

One of them is Betty Fish, she says, "The terrorists didn't realize they woke up a sleeping giant!"

The volunteers each had more than 40 hours of training before taking to the streets.

Tune in Thursday's The Early Show to get the complete report.

  • Tatiana Morales

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