The Twin Towers terror attack occurred 12 years ago but on Sept. 11, 2013, millions of Americans remember that terrible day as if it was just yesterday. Today, citizens of the United States connect on a deeper level and everyone finds themselves thinking about where they were and what they were doing when they first heard the shocking news. Beige Info recounts the critical moments of that fateful day.
September 11 is a day to remember, to pray, and to talk about what happened. Americans fly their flags at half-mast, update their Facebook profile photos to a picture of the towers or a remembrance candle, and everyone comes together in a way that was unimaginable just 13 years ago.
The Twin Towers terror attack anniversary was marked on social media today. As you can see from the screenshot above, hashtags and trends on Twitter were completely dominated by 9/11 related terms. Thousands of people were tweeting with "#Remember911" and "#WhereWereYou," proving that this day still remains the only one where every American is the same.
Whether you take a moment to reflect today or you go out and thank a firefighter or a police officer, you are not alone. Each and every year on Sept. 11 Americans have more shoulders to lean on than any other day of the year.
The Twin Towers terror attack and the Pentagon strike took over the lives of millions in 2001. For days people watched the news in horror, shared tears, and tried to make sense of such a terrible act. Some are still trying to make sense of it all as they continue to heal.
© Effie Orfanides 2013