I remember I was sitting in class in elementary school on this day in 2001. My teacher came in with a television and showed us live footage of what was happening in New York, without saying a word. I didn’t quite understand it. I thought it was some kind of movie for a split second until it hit me. I realized that this day would unfortunately be remembered as one of the most devastating attacks to happen to our country.
I went to New York for the first time back in March and visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and it was without a doubt, the best part of the trip. I knew the World Trade Center was well respected and taken care of, but didn’t know just how well until I visited. The memorial was beautiful, and the further you went into the museum, the more heartbreaking the artifacts got. Towards the end, they showed clips of the morning news right as it happened, they aired voicemails of victims to their families right before they passed, and stories from the perspective of those who witnessed it all. It would be easy to spend an entire afternoon in there.
Below are some photos I took of the experience.