I wasn't born yet but i still mourn 

Date Submitted: 4/11/2017
Author Info: Madison (New Windsor, NY - USA) 
Occupation: Student 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No 
Knew someone who perished?: Yes 

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i was born in New York during 2002 and each year in school we have a moment of silence for all those who lost their lives. I personally am changed because of the attack forever. I will grow up in a society that's filled with fear. I was never given a chance to see what life without the fear of new people is like. I just want to be able to show kindness to others without being terrified if they will hurt me. I also do believe the attack has made us New yorkers stronger, we rely on each other during the hard times more. I am forever grateful for my freedom. 

 

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