It's the 9th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on New York City, Shanksville, PA, and our nation's Capital. In the years that have passed since 9/11, the phrase "Never Forget" has come to embody the America's way of coping with the crimes perpetrated on innocent civilians across the nation. By keeping the memory of our fallen countrymen and women in our hearts and minds, we remember the diverse demographic that was victimized. As a result, this brings to mind the strengths of the United States of America: Our diversity, tolerance of all faiths and beliefs, and our resilience as a nation who have time and time again risen to the challenges we face to overcome forces of tyranny and persecution.
In honor of this somber day, this posting will link to the 9/11 Digital Archive, a site that "uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them." Their stated goal is "to create a permanent record of the events of September 11, 2001. In the process, we hope to foster some positive legacies of those terrible events by allowing people to tell their stories, making those stories available to a wide audience, providing historical context for understanding those events and their consequences, and helping historians and archivists improve their practices based on the lessons we learn from this project."