The September 11 terrorist attacks were a tragedy unlike anything the United States had experienced. They set the nation on a new path and their ramifications, both big and small, are still felt today, twelve years on.
There are the obvious consequences: thousands of people who died that day, two wars, the Patriot Act, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. And then there are the more subtle and pervasive ones: our mental state, how Muslims are perceived in America. Even our architecture has changed.
Today we recognize one of the most significant Tuesday mornings in history, September 11, 2001.
We know everyone has their own unique experiences of that day, and we welcome you to share those with us and the St. Louis Public Radio communities here on stlpublicradio.org, on Facebook or on Twitter.
Because we understand that everyone recognizes Sept. 11 in different ways, we have a variety of resources for you:
Over the past couple of weeks on St. Louis on the Air, we've had a handful of conversations about the impact of September 11th on the people of this region. Though we in St. Louis were hundreds of miles away from Ground Zero, the events of that day have changed all of us.
Here's a quick roundup of the conversations you can find in our archives: