I don't live in the USA but I know that this day is hard for you.
In chile, this day has another meaning too...
On September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet took control of Chile and established a military dictatorship that lasted 17 years.
But this day is often remembered because violence takes on our streets, and is most of the time feared to get out today. Lots of riots because of the government, killings, soldiers outside, I hear ambulances a lot. I moved to Santiago for the University, and I hate this day with all my might.
I don't want to go with politics, but I hated Pinochet, he was a killer and nothing can't change that. Allende was an asshole too...
But thanks to that asshole who violated human rights we all have to stay home every year on september 11th, because I don't want to be smacked by a rock or something.
My sister travels today and I'm worried about her, I hope she gets home safe.
And I'm sorry for the 11th September of yours in the USA, I know it sucks