My experience of September 11

Date Submitted: 08/27/2014
Author Info: Keith (Queensland - USA) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was born in 1996, making me 5 years and 6 months old at the time it happened. being in Australia and being a child I had no real connection to the event and felt no real emotion. I remember it being on the news for like a month afterwards and at the time I was annoyed as the news coverage meant the cartoons i watched were cancelled. I couldn’t grasp the gravity of the situation. I now am 18 and see it was pretty sad event in human history. I feel that for kids around my age at the time it was like our moon landing moment.


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