How have the events of 9/11 impacted you?

This year marks 20 years since the world was changed by the events of September 11, 2001.

Many of you will remember exactly where you were when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred. But what happened afterwards and how is it relevant to us today?

We are seeking help to better understand how 9/11 and its consequences have impacted us all by gathering your stories. If you have a story to share, then we would love to hear from you!

Share your story below. Your experience will help us understand how 9/11 transformed the world we live in now and may be shared on our social media channels and IWM’s website.

Take part in a global conversation and submit your story with photos, videos, or audio.



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  • The information you submit will be held by IWM so we can:
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