A lthough more than a decade has passed since the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, the tragedy still has a major impact on most Americans. In this week’s edition of The Savannah Tribune we will share reflections from local residents and the latest developments involving the New York site of the attacks.
As the United States prepares to observe the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks , experts note that the incident changed how many Americans view their security and standing in the world. It continues to have a significant physiological impact on many people.
In a leading study conducted by the University of Michigan and published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, researchers confirmed that the 9/11 attacks had a major impact on the psychological processes of people not directly exposed to the event. “Studies have shown that the 9/11 attacks resulted in a wave of stress and anxiety across the United States,” said University of Michigan professor Ivy Tso.
The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.
The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man-made waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations. The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.