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9/11 – 20 YEARS LATER – COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS

Twenty years after the attacks, with terrorism still a threat today, 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.

In commemoration of the events and its ongoing impact on our community, our nation and our world, the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries are pleased to announce several programs that give us an opportunity to reflect on our past and current challenges.

EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: THE DAY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

The Libraries are presenting a special poster exhibition that details the origin of the terrorist attacks, the stories of some of those involved, and continuing ramifications of the worldwide response.

The 14 panels were designed and created by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, located at the site of the World Trade Center. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The exhibition can be seen in the 2nd floor Rotunda of the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, from now through September 30th.

Please visit here for further information.

A 9/11 REMEMBRANCE – 20 YEARS LATER AND STILL STANDING

Join Judson Gee, Command Sergeant Major (Retired) U.S. Army, first responders, area Boy Scouts and other community leaders in this event remembering the lives lost and changed and the heroic efforts of those who came to their rescue.

Saturday September 11, 2020 – 11:00am
Mildred L. Terry Public Library, 640 Veterans Parkway

9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT – 20 YEARS LATER

We invite schools and families to join participants from around the world to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by registering for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s free Anniversary in the Schools program on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 and SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021.

View a film highlighting first-person accounts of the attacks and their aftermath and connect with Museum staff in real-time through an interactive live chat. The 35-minute program will be available on demand beginning September 10.

Perfect for classrooms, libraries, organizations, and families, the program includes:

  • On-demand access to accommodate all time zones and schedules.
  • Easy access for remote learners, who will be able to view the program starting September 10 by visiting 911memorial.org/webinar.
  • Stories from six diverse speakers including West Point graduate Carlton Shelley II, retired FNDY firefighter Bill Spade and his son, John Spade, who was two months old at the time of the attacks, retired Port Authority police officer Will Jimeno, and lifelong friends and 9/11 family members Brielle Saracini and Cait Leavey.
  • A live chat where students can directly ask Museum staff questions throughout the day on both 9/10 and 9/11.
  • Viewing guides differentiated by grade level with discussion questions and extension activities.
  • Expanded accessibility options, including closed captioning, American Sign Language interpretation, verbal description, and Spanish subtitles.

Participate in an exclusive, educator-only preview of the full program beginning September 2, 2021 at 911memorial.org/webinar to pre-screen content and troubleshoot your IT setup.

REGISTER NOW for this incredible virtual event!

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