Twenty years after the attacks, terrorism is more a part of our daily lives.
The events of 9/11 and its aftermath remind us that we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming others, but we do have control over how we respond to such events. Whether by volunteering in our local communities, serving our nation in the military, caring for the sick or through other efforts, all of us can help build the world in which we want to live.
As we witness history unfolding in our own time, the ways we choose to respond — both large and small — can demonstrate the best of human nature after even the worst of days.
Throughout the entire month of September, the Linebaugh Public Library at 105 W. Vine Street will feature an exhibit called September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World.
The month long exhibit at Linebaugh includes a downloadable educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.
“Though difficult, especially in light of current events, it is crucial for the events of 9/11 to be remembered by those who lived through them and shared with those who were born in the subsequent years," says Linebaugh Branch Manager Carol Ghattas. "As a public space, the library is a good place for this exhibit to be shared with our community. I hope many will take the opportunity to visit the exhibit and reflect on that tragic time.”
For more information, call 615-962-7424 or visit rclstn.org.