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Video: Two generations (Josh and Melanie) remember 9/11

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (September 10, 2021) – Because of their difference in ages, Publisher Melanie Jongsma and Managing Editor Josh Bootsma felt this week’s video could provide a unique opportunity to have a cross-generational conversation about a historic event from America’s not-too-distant history. They worked with Aaron Dorvinen of Reuters to get proper licensing to share several photos documenting the attacks. Other photos came from Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay, and they are credited as such in the video below:

Other ways to remember 9/11

A 9/11 survivor’s story

On Tuesday, September 14, at 6:30pm, the Lansing Public Library is hosting Joe Dittmar, a man who was working in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Dittmar will share his story of survival, and his presentation is open to the public.

  • Joe Dittmar presentation (Registration is appreciated)

Defining images of 9/11

Several of the photos shared in the video above came from a gallery of captioned photos released by Reuters Photos that is available for public viewing:

Local Voices who remember 9/11



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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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