Grand Island Library to remember 9/11 with month-long display

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 6:34 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The 20th anniversary of September 11 is coming up this weekend and the Grand Island Public Library wants to make sure people never forget the significance behind that day.

They have set up a 14 panel display in their main room where people can learn about the events leading up to the attack and all the way through how people handled it afterwards.

“We promised we’d never forget. People went in and did extraordinary things,” Library Assistant Jeanne Simons said. “Just ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It’s important we remember the background of service and love of country and love of other people.”

Many people who were alive during that time will never forget that day, but there is a whole generation now that wasn’t even born yet.

“The changes were so spectacular that came out of this attack,” Simons said. “It’s really important that they understand the way parts of our lives were affected. How patriotism was effected, privacy, all of that came from this really unprecedented attack on our nation.”

The display will stay up for the whole month of September.

They also have an area with books to learn more and a “Where were you?” board people are encouraged to participate in.

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