It’s been 21 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. For many of us, it feels like yesterday. We remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. We remember the shock and the disbelief.
For some of us, 9/11 was a personal tragedy. We lost friends or loved ones in the attacks. We still grieve for them today.
For all of us, 9/11 was a national tragedy. It changed our country forever. We became more security-conscious and less trusting of strangers. We also became more united as a country. In the aftermath of 9/11, we came together to support one another and to rebuild our lives.
21 years later, we honor the victims of 9/11 and those who responded with courage and heroism. We also remember how our country came together in the wake of this tragedy.
The Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world for nearly 30 years, until they were surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. They were originally built as part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City.