April 24, 2023

Remembering ‘Where We Were’ on 9/11

Defense Policy Media Group and DefensePolicy.org are proud to sponsor the development and launch of the ‘Where We Were‘ project - a new online initiative to enable the public to record and share the inherently moving and inspirational stories of where they were on September 11th, 2001, how they found out about the attacks, their reactions to the tragedies, and other memories and recollections they have of that fateful day.

Every year on the anniversary of the attacks, ordinary people all over America and all over the world reflect on the events of that extraordinary day. Each story is moving and deeply personal. Whether the individual was a second grade student in a classroom in New York City, a teacher in a sixth grade classroom in Georgia, a news producer at a small station in Louisiana, or already serving in uniform halfway across the world, we never seem to tire of hearing about others’ 9/11 experiences - nor of sharing our own.

September 11th, 2001 was not only a date that continues to live in infamy in the minds and lives of those who were both near to and far from the tragedies that day, but it is also a day that is permanently seared upon the psyche of humanity as a turning point in how we collectively view and administer the modern world around us.

The world changed forever that day, and as a result we all vividly remember where we were when that historic change occurred.

In the days leading up to the anniversary of 9/11 this year, and in perpetuity thereafter, ordinary people can now come together and share with one another their extraordinary stories. The act of sharing itself continues to be therapeutic, as is hearing the personal testimony of others and realizing we were not alone in our shock, grief, and anger that day and in the days, weeks, and months that followed. And we are not alone now as we continue to look back and remember.

We will never forget - WhereWeWere.org.

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