Medium Writers Appreciation #14 — Memories of September 11, 2001 Edition Part 1
Highlighting Stories From My Fellow Writers
We need to remember, so we never forget or let it happen again. This edition is filled with stories of memories of September 11, 2001. I want to thank all of these writers for putting their tragedy and agony into words. You can find my own personal story here.
I want to also give credit to Keith R. Higgons for his publication Memories of 9/11 where you can find an additional 25 stories on 9/11 (including my own as mentioned above). I won’t undo his hard work by listing those stories here, so please go to his publication to read them.
MEMORIES OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001–20th ANNIVERSARY
I Suffered From Dissociative Amnesia
Remembering and forgetting events that happened on 9/11
By Sean Kernan
An Easy and Moving Way to Honor One 9/11 Victim Each Year
How I practice appreciation for the victims of that day.
By Tim Wise
Stop With the 9/11 “Unity” Nostalgia
America was never united — pretending we were papers over real injuries and makes addressing them harder
By John DeVore
The Day The Opera Curtain Came Down
We had burgers. Rare, with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise. We ate them in saddness, with a side of gratefulness, the way…
By Shmuli Evers
20 years since September 11
On that Tuesday Morning I was in Yeshivah in Brooklyn finishing morning prayers, when one of the boys walked in to the…
No, I Don’t Miss 9/12/01
I’d rather have September 10 back, before 2,996 people died at the hand of evil.
By Brad Luna
A Personal Reflection on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th
September 11th, 2001 has always been one of those strange personal memories for me I’ve never quiet been sure where to…
By Joyce Ng
9/11 Survivor — A Story of Miraculous Escape
Joyce witnessed and survived the worst attack in US history. On 9/11, she was trapped in 3World Trade Center when the…
By Rob Tyrie
September 11, 2021
I am in New York today. This is not a surprise, I have been here 100’s of times in the last 20 years. I’ve structured…
The Curse of September 11, 2001
20 years later, the aftereffects still linger in my life and the lives of others
Go On, or, A Halligan Bar Of One’s Own
Anyone who knows me well enough to say they understand how I think knows “Waiting for Godot” is my favorite piece of…
By Nina Mehta
Twenty. It’s such a significant number. Weighty. It seems to symbolize some change, transition, or growth. On this day…
How 9/11 Shaped Who I Am Today
20 years after 9/11, a millennial Muslim New Yorker explores its effects on identity.
Reflections on Sept. 11
At the end of July, in 2001, I walked into my boss’s office on a Friday afternoon and let him know I was quitting. This…
Windows on the World — A 9/11 Memory
Windows on the World — A 9/11 Memory
Windows on the World — A 9/11 Memorymedium.com
Twenty Years Of Reflection — Was It Worth It?
Thoughts from a combat veteran who has lived through it all.
Bush’s Words Fall Flat on 20th Anniversary of September 11
Ironic. Insulting. And unsettling to see former President George W. Bush rewrite history as the good guy today in…
Learning from Tragedy: Lessons from 9/11 in the Era of COVID-19
Every year on September 11, our nation pauses for a morning of collective remembrance for the 2,977 lives that were…
By Zahra Kassam
in between skies
I left my apartment later than usual that morning. I remember stepping out onto the stoop. The cool crisp air and the…
By Lena Shareef
Nothing and Everything: 20 Years After 9/11
I started writing this essay five years ago on the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Today on the 20th…
By Susan Kraus
The World Trade Center: This Is What It Was…
This is an article that was specifically written for Lawrence, Kansas residents who had perhaps never been to NYC, had…
By B.R. Shenoy
My 9/11 Experience — 20 years later
One person’s recollection of something she has spent two decades trying to leave in the past.
By Cris Italia
20 years later the events of September 11, 2001 now leads to mixed emotions.
9/11 Twentieth Anniversary: Pieces of Promise Born from Perennial Pain
Doug’s story is one of countless Sept. 11th victims making a positive difference posthumously.
9/11 Survivors Are Still Being Pulled From the Wreckage
The rescue mission will never truly be over
By Anshul Shah
Gratitude — A Reflection
On September 3rd, 2001, I was a starry-eyed 4-year-old visiting the Big Apple for the first time. The speed of life…
By Aaron Clarke
Reflections, Twenty Years Out
The challenges we still face, from within and without.
By Colin Horgan
When Was The Last Good Year?
The last half of the 20th Century was a party we never want to end
By Dan Brook
Learning From History?
I hope that we will learn from our history and act better. I fear that we won’t.
The Dust Lady
The story behind the iconic photo of a survivor covered in dust on 9/11.
By Jim LaBate
It was 20 Years Ago Today — What Do You Remember?
A new academic year had just begun. After 10 years as a high-school teacher and after another decade as a technical…
By Diana Nyad
I spent the entire weekend mostly reading 9/11 stories. By doing so, it has made me grateful that I only had to change my wedding date and not live through some of the tragedies written here. If you have a published September 11, 2001 story that you would like for me to add to this list, please leave a link to it in comments. I also hope that my readers will take some time to read these stories — maybe one or two a day — and reflect.
Thank you writers. Many blessings to all.
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Lori Carlson writes Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Creative Non-Fiction and Personal Essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Nature, Life Lessons, Mental Health, Loss and Death, and the LGBTQ+ community.