Libraries Remember Day is an American holiday with an interesting history dedicated to public libraries on September 11th every year. Libraries are places that bear the imprints of bygone years, allowing you to touch them through the pages of books and magazines.
The appearance of the Libraries Remember Day holiday is associated with the high-profile terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. The biggest tragedy occurred when two planes hijacked by terrorists flew into the towers of the World Trade Center. In total, about 3,000 people were killed. In addition, a third plane damaged the Pentagon building, and a fourth fell into a field, as the brave passengers decided to take control and prevent an even greater disaster.
Instead of the usual memorial on the site of the trade center, it was decided to build a public library. It allowed people to gain knowledge from open sources, face different points of view, and analyze the information received. Thus, the construction of the library protested the existing prejudices in society, and opposed fanaticism, hatred, and terrorism.
- The terrorist act of September 11, 2001, is considered the most brazen and well-known since the beginning of the 20th century.
- There are numerous lectures in libraries dedicated to the tragedy.
- Various events are held so that people do not forget about this terrible day and realize that terrorism is a global problem.
- On this day, all American libraries are open 24 hours.
How to take part
There are no specific rituals for celebrating Libraries Remember Day. Many people watch documentaries about the tragedy, or attend lectures and events. Thus, they honor the memory of the people who died at the hands of terrorists.
Other people prefer to give financial support to libraries or take a few hours to visit them to read materials about the tragedy, or just read interesting books in the silence of the library.
When is Libraries Remember Day celebrated in 2023?
Libraries Remember Day is observed on September 11 each year.