Sites of 9/11 Then and Now

People remember learning of 9/11 tragedies with #WhereWereYou

Sept. 11, 2001 is a historic day in America and around the world. 

For many, it felt like the world stood still as they watched or heard about the collapse of the Twin Towers, then the crash into the Pentagon and, finally, the crash of United Airlines Flight 93.

>> Read more trending stories  

The day has gone down in history as one of the most tragic days in the country, claiming the lives of nearly 3,000 people and injuring more than two times as many.

During past anniversaries, the hashtag #WhereWereYou surfaced on social media as many people recounted where they learned of the attacks. 

Many of the heartbreaking messages convey how people felt. Dozens showed that the attacks happened when many social media users were young and detailed how their families reacted, shaping the gravity of the news.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Related Stories

X