I Don 't Remember 9-11 Essay

1251 Words Oct 14th, 2015 6 Pages
I don’t remember 9-11. Yet, I am part of the generation that was old enough to remember the events when they occurred. I was just shy of five years old by a couple months when the World Trade Towers were hit in a tragic terrorist act and claimed thousands of victims. It was a pivotal point in American history, a pivotal point in world history. The question of the year for every American patriot was “where were you when the towers fell?” My answer? I was probably taking a nap. However, my lack of memory of the actual events of the day does not mean that I am less affected by the rippling effects of 9-11 because I am still an American living in this post 9-11 society. The first time I encountered the World Trade Towers was when I around eight years old and watched the feature film Godspell. I loved the song “All for the Best” which ends with the company dancing on top of one of the towers. I thought it was another fun and upbeat song until my dad commented about the old New York skyline with the two towers as a prominent feature. It took a couple moments for the statement to sink in that two colossal towers could disappear and I expressed as much to my dad. He censored the explanation for my young ears about how they were attacked by airplanes and fell down. I still couldn’t grasp the simple yet massive idea that such institutions like the World Trade Towers could fall down, let alone be attacked by a foreign source. Those moments as I reflect on them, were some of the first…

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