September 11

Remembering

This week we remember again the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The book display we created last year featured books documenting the assaults on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the failed assault on the Capitol Building by hijacked United Airlines Flight 93. The books didn’t check out. They had checked out the previous year but last year they didn't move. That set me to wondering if we had entered a new phase in our collective grieving.

Ten Years Ago

Many of us remember where we were ten years ago on September 11th.  The news unfolded before us in real time - on TV, the radio, in the newspapers, and online.  We can recall exactly where we were and what we were doing when we first learned about the attacks.  In that way, we all have a personal account of that day.  

These books retell personal experiences from people who were directly caught up in the attack and its aftermath.  Each one is based on a specific perspective from a specific place, but they all recount the history of that day that changed the nation and the world.

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