Share your memories of 9/11

Published 2:06 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Just like Pearl Harbor or man’s first step onto the moon for the generations that lived through those events, every American today remembers where he was when he heard about the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001.

Many of us spent hours glued to our televisions that day, and during the weeks to come Americans were voracious consumers of news in every medium.

What were you doing when you heard the terrible news? How did you react? What were your greatest fears during those awful months? How did the attacks change you or redefine you? How is the post-9/11 world different for you from the pre-9/11 one?

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The Suffolk News-Herald would like to hear from you. We’ll be publishing a series of stories next Sunday on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and we’d like to include as many perspectives as possible.

If you’d like your thoughts to be included in this commemoration, please send an email to with the subject line “9/11 Memorial” or fax your story to 539-8804. You can also bring it to our office at 130 S. Saratoga St.

We hope to receive a large number of responses, and we want to publish as many as possible, so please limit your stories to 250 words or less.

For more information, call Res Spears, editor, at 934-9616.