Childhood Memories of September 11, 2001
Everyone has their own memory of September 11, 2001. For those who were kids at the time of the World Trade Center attacks, their recollections are not of terrorism, but of a day when even adults were scared. Twelve years later, that generation of kids who witnessed 9/11, are now sharing their memories on Twitter, along with the hashtag #neverforget.
I was home sick 12 years ago today forcing my mom to stay home and not go to her job on the 10th floor. #NeverForget 🇺🇸
— Amanda † (@Amandaapuhlease) September 11, 2013
I remember my mom hysterically crying on this morning, 12 years ago. I was 5 and too young to understand, but old enough to never forget.
— ash (@_smashlee) September 11, 2013
I'll #NeverForget coming home and seeing my Dad, who was in the first building when it was hit, crying. First time I'd ever seen him cry.
— John Talty (@JTalty) September 11, 2013
12 years ago my family lost a great women in the attacks on 9/11. I'll never forget that day, rest easy Lorraine pic.twitter.com/kHzvEvyyDm
— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) September 11, 2013
12 years ago today I could see the smoke from my 2nd grade classroom window #neverforget
— Abell (@theseanabell) September 11, 2013
I was in 7th grade homeroom. After school, my mom picked me up from the bus stop. She was crying. I remember everything. #september11
— Nicholas Megalis (@nicholasmegalis) September 11, 2013
I remember being in my 3rd grade music class when it happened. My teachers were devastated and I was scared. I will never forget that day.
— Morgan Isbell (@jmorganisbell) September 11, 2013
4th grade, Mr. Field's classroom at Lakeside Elementary School. We watched it in our classroom. #911 #neverforget RIP angels. 🇺🇸💙❤
— Kailyn Lowry (@KailLowry) September 11, 2013
On 9/11, I was in pre-Algebra wearing a shirt that said, "Make love not war" and camo pants as we watched footage on TV. #neverforget
— Leslie Bailey (@lesalina) September 11, 2013
I will never forget what I was doing on 9/11. Getting ready for school, the news was on but I thought I was watching “Independence Day”…
— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) September 11, 2013
Don't remember much from 4th grade, but I'll never forget my teacher drawing two towers + planes on the board then erasing the whole thing
— Shannon Switzer (@shanswitzerland) September 11, 2013