On September 11 2001, Two planes crashed into the iconic twin towers in New York City. The world watched on, in horror, as we witnessed America under attack.
Almost 3,000 people lost their lives in New York City, The Pentagon and on United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, due to the attacks.
This week marks the 20 year anniversary of this tragic event that changed the course of US history forever.
An entire generation has passed since that day, most not understanding the horrific events that took place on September 11 2001. Around 29% of Americans either weren’t born, or are too young to remember 9/11 – Thats around 82 million Americans.
Teaching the younger generation about this day is important for them to understand not only the history, but more importantly the course of events that followed after 9/11, which have continued on to this very day. Not an easy topic for those who lived to see the day but none the less a topic that needs to be shared.
AL Qaeda’s co-ordinated attacks changed the course of history in the US , and the 9/11 museum in New York city aims to highlight the series of events that unfolded on this day, in a means to help the younger generation understand where the US stands today with its military and government decisions, mostly all stemming from the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Alice Greenward, who works as a volunteer teaching school children daily about 9/11 says “We need to remind this generation that they have the capacity for unity, for hope, and for resilience when faced with challenges that you couldn’t imagine”.