Despite Young Age, Current College Students Have Vivid Memories of September 11, 2001 [AUDIO]
ST. CLOUD – Most of us remember where we were and what we were doing when hijacked airplanes felled the World Trade Center – but what about current college students? College freshman were only about 9 or 10 years old on that day. What do they recall?
Even though she was just a grade-schooler 10 years ago, SCSU sophomore Jenny McKenzie says she has vivid memories of the attacks. In fact, McKenzie has a very unique connection – her 5th grade best friend’s sister and mother were late for a tour of the World Trade Center at the time it fell.
McKenzie says, despite their young ages, most of her same-age friends vividly remember that day in 2001.
McKenzie has spent time in New York post 9/11. She says New Yorkers have told her that, while people are a little more hesitant and nervous, they also feel more connected as a community and are more likely to “talk with one another on the subway.”