9/11 Memorial & Museum Launches Social Media Campaign to Honor Memories of Victims 20 Years Later – NBC Chicago
This weekend, our nation will take a break to reflect and mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
As part of its campaign to commemorate this tragic day and those who lost their lives, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City has launched a social media campaign called “Remember the Sky”.
According to Josh Cherwin, Director of Advancement for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the “Remember the Sky” campaign will help expose a new generation to the lessons learned during and after 9/11.
Anyone can participate in this effort by posting a photo of the sky on Instagram or other social media platforms this Saturday, September 11 with the hashtag # NeverForget911.
The campaign aims to start a conversation and educate generations of young people who haven’t lived through this day about how our world has changed forever as a result of the attacks and the lessons learned.
“For those who lived through September 11, I think one of the most common memories is the crystal blue skies that existed in New York City and across our country that day, and how it was ultimately clouded by the tragic events that unfolded, ”Cherwin says.
Cherwin also spoke about the aftermath of 9/11 and the importance of remembering how everyone came together and how “hope, resilience and unity have uplifted us as a nation.”
Anthoula Katsimatides served as a liaison with families affected by 9/11 and is now a member of the board of directors of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Her brother, John Katsimatides, was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and she says the past 20 years have given her a purpose and a chance to carry on her brother’s legacy.
As difficult and painful as it was, she said she will never forget the love and support she was surrounded by in the aftermath of the attacks.
“There was this incredible wave of support not only from family and friends, but also complete strangers … It’s amazing how everyone came together in the days after 9/11 “said Katsimatides.
Katsimatides also encourages everyone to visit the museum and find out how the world has changed forever as a result of what happened on September 11.
“I think it is important for future generations to understand the events of this day, that tragedy exists, that evil exists in the world …. The worst and the best of mankind have come together”, she declared.
Katsimatides said she remembers her brother as the life of the party, a cheerful, larger-than-life person who could “turn everyone’s worst day into their best.” She hopes to continue living her life as he would have liked and asks everyone to never forget what happened on September 11, 2001 and to live every moment to the fullest.