Whether they decided to join the armed forces, learned life lessons on the compassion of others or just paid closer attention to world news, Americans were changed by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in so many ways.
This Patch and others across the country are commemorating the anniversary of Sept. 11 by documenting how our lives have changed – not just the security measures at airports, but how we feel and what we are doing about it.
This photo gallery is taken from the 17 Patches in Northeast Ohio. Photos and stories from Patches across the country will be posted on the Huffington Post website Sept. 11.
Below are links to some of the Sept. 11 Patch stories published in Ohio:
If you want to join a national remembrance effort, check out ActionAmerica.com to tell the country how you're taking positive action in your town.