9/11 Tributes & Memes To Share On Social Media & Show Your Support Today
We all remember our 9/11 stories. If you were old enough to understand what was going on, then probably every moment of that day is indelibly etched into your brain. Now, 16 years later, there are countless 9/11 tributes you can share today to show your support, many of them using some version of the phrase "never forget." For anyone who witnessed it, whether from elsewhere in Manhattan or a thousand miles away, forgetting is just not an option.
Sharing your version of the story is, though. Or if you don't feel comfortable with that and simply want to show your support to the victims' loved ones in another way, there are myriad ways to do that as well. Take a moment out of your day to think about how you experienced 9/11, to remember where you were when the you saw the towers fall, to reflect on what the day meant for the country. Thousands of people are remembering the loved ones they lost on that horrible day, and even though it's over a decade and a half later, I can only imagine that the wound still feels fresh on the anniversary every year, when the whole country spends some time talking about it. I can't speak for them — but I'm sure they'd appreciate your support.
It Wasn't Just New York
Allow Gladstone, the official cat of the British Treasury office, to remind you that New York wasn't the only place where people lost their lives.
The Story Is Ongoing
Not all of the victims of 9/11 actually lost their lives on that day — the first responders who became ill from inhaling toxic material now have a well-deserved monument to their heroism as well.
This Is A Day For America, Together
Not all of the victims were Americans, of course. But the point is that we don't remember them divided into their religions, ethnicities, and races — we remember them all together.
Still A Painful Reminder
Watching footage of the 9/11 attacks never gets any easier. You can't desensitize yourself to something like that. Watching the planes flying into the building, and the buildings coming down, and the smoke billowing out — it will always be powerful and painful and so necessary to see again.
Those moments changed the country in a way that can never be undone. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives, and it started a sequence of events that would lead to those victim totals growing to this very day. Today, at the very least, we owe them a moment of remembrance and a message of support.