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Lower Manhattan: Where the World Meets
Surrounded on three sides by water, the tip of Manhattan has drawn people from around the world for more than 400 years. This small strip of land has long been at the center of the global trade in goods, services, and ideas, affecting individual lives and influencing the course of national and global events.
Video footage from the morning of September 11, 2001 shows the tragedy of the terrorist attacks and events that changed the world. Those who have no first-hand memory of the day learn about the events that shocked a nation and challenged the world.
Response & Recovery
From the moment the attacks began, people’s most human desire to help proved stronger than their fears. People put personal safety aside and rushed toward the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to offer help.
Rebuilding & Remembering
As months turned into years, the communities and individuals affected by the September 11th attacks experienced many different personal journeys of challenge and healing. Strengthened by the resilience they had found in themselves and each other, they began re-envisioning their lives and rebuilding their communities.
Experience not only the factual events of 9/11 and its aftermath, but also the tremendous spirit of resilience, compassion and service that arose after the attacks and the legacy of these actions through volunteerism and acts of kindness.
Inspired by the generosity and kindness they received from all over the world, members of the 9/11 community have changed their own lives by reaching out to help others, developing foundations and service initiatives.
Being a responsible citizen in our global community means finding ways, both large and small, to make that community a better place. Visitors are invited to plant a seed of service by supporting an issue, making a donation or contributing their skills to a good cause.