9/11 Anniversary Stirs Memories

9/11 Anniversary Stirs Memories

By Ashley Epp September 11th, 2001. The news blasted of images of an ash coated New York City sky. Families watched anxiously hoping that their friends and family members were safe. This year marked the 10th memorial anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers. Our generation has lived through the restructuring of American lives

By Ashley Epp

September 11th, 2001. The news blasted of images of an ash coated New York City sky. Families watched anxiously hoping that their friends and family members were safe.
This year marked the 10th memorial anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers.
Our generation has lived through the restructuring of American lives due to the tragic events that happened that Tuesday morning.

Many of us remember different things from that day, maybe a classroom full of second graders, or as Junior, Melissa Wilson mentioned, “I remember a TV on in my first grade classroom. I was scared my cousin, who lived in New York, was hurt.”

Tuesday, September 11th at 8:46 a.m., 19 Al-Qaeda Terrorists hijacked 4 planes. The hijacked flew two planes that crashed into the World Trade Centers, one into The Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

Junior Bryce Tyler remembers, “I remember when I got home my whole family was at my house, We had the TV turned on and everyone was crying, I didn’t know what was going on.”
The new memorial in New York City, dedicated to the Twin Towers, has been constructed to teach the youth of the United States about these events and what exactly happened on that fall day.

We, as young students, lived through some of the crucial moments of our 21st century including 9/11, the capturing and killing of the Al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, and Hurricane Katrina.

What does this mean for our generation? Does it mean we’re coming to a dramatic end of apocalypse? Or does it mean we are going to break through the 22nd century working toward a world of peace?

Wilson later continued on to speak about how she wasn’t personally effected by the attacks that day, but how that day was a “time standing still moment, We need these moments to come together. It’s brought people together a lot,” she said.

As the years pass, we look back on this day and wonder what would change if it hadn’t happened. We wonder what if those police, firefighters, and those bystanders hadn’t died during this tragic attack.

The 9/11 memorial website tells that they would like to, “Establish and maintain an authentic, respected forum for ongoing reflection, discussion and debate about evolving perceptions, attitudes, and questions arising from the events and aftermath of 9/11.”

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