My lady and I have started a docuseries on Netflix about 9/11 and the events leading up to it. Pretty informative if anyone cares to watch.
@idaho - I’m 21 years old (born in ‘99, I was almost 2 on 9/11). I’m taking a history of the Middle East class in college right now. The professors were talking about 9/11, where they were, what they remember, etc. My family has been too. My grandma was a high school teacher on a US Army base in Germany for many years, and remembers the total shutdown of her base and no one having any idea what was going on. She would always fly home for summers and Christmas breaks and remembers for a few years after 9/11, people would cheer and applaud when their flights landed safely.
It’s hard for me to imagine what people were feeling when it happened. I can look at it now as a tragedy and feel sympathy for those affected, and respect for the people who worked to save others, but it’s tough for me to feel any different about it than any other large scale violence, you know?
I don’t know, everyone who was an adult when I was a kid can clearly remember the day, and I just can’t relate to the feeling.
(I’m not trying to detract from the solemnness of it, just noting the generational gap and the feelings that go along with it.)