When tragedy strikes our country, it evokes a moment of clarity and unity that citizens of the U.S. remember long after the initial shock has faded.
Many can remember everything about the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, right down to what they had for breakfast. Those alive when JFK was assassinated can still recall how their lives were changed with a single telecast.
Posterity will remember the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 as a series of tragedies each as momentous as those on Dec. 7, 1941 and Nov. 22, 1963.
"At the Pulaski County Public Library, we feel it is vital that the memories of how 9/11 affected Pulaski County residents also be preserved for our future generations," says director MacKenzie Ledley.
With this in mind, as the 10th anniversary of the attacks approaches, the Pulaski County Public Library
would like to ask: Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? How did your life change when the second tower fell?
Through the upcoming program, “9/11: Pulaski County Remembers,” the will give the residents of Pulaski County an opportunity to share their memories and reflections of this tragedy with the community both now and in the future.
To participate, visit the Winamac or Medaryville library between Aug.12 and Sept. 16 to record your story of how 9/11 affected you. Many of these personal accounts will be selected for inclusion in a special Sept. 11 interactive display, which will be available for the public at the Winamac library from Sept. 5-16.
"Please join us in commemorating 9/11 in this special way, with the reverence and respect it deserves," Ledley asks.