On Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden celebrated an attack on the United States that left 2,992 people dead and missing in one day. Nine years, countless deaths and two wars later, on May 1, 2011, President Obama announced that the U.S. had killed bin Laden:
There are days that are forever remembered. The Day of Infamy. D-Day. Kennedy’s assassination. Usually, they are days that stand alone in history. But these two days are now bookends to each other. On 9/11, we saw the start of a devastating decade in world history. Let’s hope 5/1/11 sees the beginning of the end to that devastation.
Where were you when you heard the news of 9/11 and where were you when you heard the news of Osama bin Laden’s death?Tweet
Let us know by tweeting #wherewereyou and telling us your experiences nearly ten years apart. Here are some of your memories:
How did I find out about Osama? Not twitter or fb, but the lead singer of tame impala, in the middle of their show. #wherewereyou?
While driving my daughter 2 school, she turns 2 me & says, "Oh bin Laden is dead, they got him" took a few mins 2 comprehend. #Wherewereyou
#Wherewereyou 5/1/11 at home in Nothern Spain, read it on El Pais and Twitter. 9/11/01 having lunch with a friend from the Spanish Army.
9/11/01 middle school french class. morning of 5/2/11, on Facebook. times have changed... #Wherewereyou
#Wherewereyou in a hotel in Eureka California after finishing a marathon. forgot all aches and pains and started jumping and screaming.
#wherewereyou 9/11/01 at home in Nairobi watching the news - thought it was fake; 5/1/11 at school in Lahore - knew it was real