It seems almost impossible that this Saturday, September 11th, is the 20th Anniversary of 9-11. What seems even more impossible is that anyone in High School is too young to have remember 9-11, as they were not even born yet.

For those of us who can remember September 11, 2001, I'm sure you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when America was attacked. It's funny, I can tell you just about my entire actions that day, 20 years ago, but I can't tell you what I did 2 days ago, or what day of the week it is, without looking at the calendar.

Katie Hessler is the Librarian and graduate of Ellsworth High School. During the Focused Learning Period on Friday, Katie will be showing a video from the 9-11 Memorial and Museum that gives a timeline of that day. The school will hold a moment of silence, and then staff members will speak of their experiences on and surrounding September 11, 2001.

One of my most ingrained memories of 9-11 was how America rallied together. Groups gathered together in parks for candlelight vigils, flags were flown, America came together. Personally I was hoping that we would experience of "coming together" as America and the World confronted the Coronavirus. Unfortunately, it appears rather than coming together, we drifted further apart..

See 20 Ways America Has Changed Since 9/11

For those of us who lived through 9/11, the day’s events will forever be emblazoned on our consciousnesses, a terrible tragedy we can’t, and won’t, forget. Now, two decades on, Stacker reflects back on the events of 9/11 and many of the ways the world has changed since then. Using information from news reports, government sources, and research centers, this is a list of 20 aspects of American life that were forever altered by the events of that day. From language to air travel to our handling of immigration and foreign policy, read on to see just how much life in the United States was affected by 9/11.

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