It’s hard to believe that 16 years have already passed since the terror attacks on our World Trade Twin Towers on 9/11/2001. For those of us in our office, remembering that day always seems so long ago, but we all have similar memories of it. For us millennials, we share the same memory:
Eating breakfast at the table, mom’s watching the morning news while drinking her coffee. The local high school is having a fundraiser. The neighbor’s cat did something amazing and unheard of. And then the real news hits with a
live video to match: one of the World Trade Center towers is ablaze with thick, black smoke. It was within these moments that America panicked. What was happening? Nobody even had a chance to take a breath a
nd think logically about what was going on, this terrible tragedy. Then suddenly, the second tower is struck by a plane and goes up in flames.
All of America watched as the twin towers burned and then in a smokey, death-filled horror, collapsed to the ground in a quick instant. What seemed as a misguided pilot accident turned into
a real-life threat on Americans. Then former President Bush gave the official report: The United States was officially under a terrorist attack. As police officers, fire fighters, military officials, and good samaritans raced to the scene of the collapsed towers to try to help as many victims as possible, the gruling scene got even worse. Hundreds of people were killed in the collapse or trapped in the rubble and would take days to be rescued.
For us millennials, the memory of the 9/11 attacks is shared, but still such a blur. For the families whose loved ones were killed in the attack, the memory will always remain fresh.
In the past 16 years, America might have done some healing, but it will never forget. The 9/11 Memorial which stands in the exact spot as Ground Zero of the attacks holds all the names of the victims of that horrible day. There is now also a museum with artifacts from that day, which you can check out here: 9/11 Memorial & Museum