In Memory of 9/11
Eleven years back, today was a day that changed humanity completely. It united nations in the feelings of sorrow and sadness as the attacks to the World Trade Center affected people from the entire world.
On this day, I woke up like every other day, got ready to school for another day of the week. Unfortunately, the day didn’t end like any other normal school day would have.
I remember being taken to the theater of the school, and seeing the event on the news and how they repeated it again and again reliving the horrible moment that was the plane crash. However, as I was dismissed of the school my mother came to pick me up.
Arriving home I got the news that my older brother worked close to where the World Trade Center was situated. Not being able to communicate with him, we all suffered a lot without the knowledge if my brother was safe or not.
Given the stress that my parents were on, my mother being pregnant of my little sister went into labor on September 13, 2001, the same day of my birthday.
A week passed without any knowledge of my brother, until he could contact us and told us he was safe. This is my experience in the day and week past of the 911 attacks. It was a roller coaster of situations that we were put on, due to the joy of my little sister being born and the uneasiness of not knowing anything about my brother, but in the end thanks to God they both survived the obstacles that we encounter through life.
For the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks the Newseum of Washington D.C. opened an exhibit (http://www.newseum.org/press-info/press-materials/press-releases/2011/newseum-to-commemorate-9/11–anniversary-with-special-programming-and-expanded-exhibits.html) honoring different journalists, and the victims that lost their lives in this incident. Apart from this, there was a bast variety of newspapers from all around the world holding the news of the attack. The main piece of the exhibit was the antenna of the second tower, here is a picture of it:
Here’s a link of How 9/11 changed the US: http://www.newseum.org/exhibits-and-theaters/online-exhibits/9-11/index.html
In the photos presented below you can appreciate the different front pages from around the world that were published the day after the 9/11. http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/default_archive.asp?fpArchive=091201. Apart from this image, there are two photographs from the photojournalist William Biggart, who unfortunately died covering the attack. http://www.newseum.org/exhibits-and-theaters/permanent-exhibits/9-11/index.html