September 11, 2001, is the day New Yorkers showed their true colors. It was a day when the entire New York City Police Force was occupied with the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. New Yorkers had free rein to do whatever crime they wanted to do. Instead, they chose to step up. With genuine sincerity, the people in New York turned a day that was wracked with evil into a melting pot overflowing with human kindness. Here are several stories from that fateful day, the day that changed America and brought her citizens closer together than ever before.