ForumGeneral Discussion ► 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Because I noticed tomorrow's date.
  
I was at school. The teacher turned on the TV but my little kid mind couldnt even register something like that happening.
Later, I was in the car with my family. The radio was discussing it and my father was crying. I still didn't understand. It was like people told me what happened but I was little and had only known safety in my life.
  
I was 15. Was pretty wild.
  
I wasn't born yet, but my mom's cousin and her unborn child died when the South Tower collapsed. We went and visited the memorial the last week of summer. We've been through the museum before, and they have a lot of interesting stuff on display.
  
Yeah, my school is hosting the homecoming dance tomorrow and I guess there's gonna be a huge memorial to the people lost during it.
  
Same. It's unfortunate for homecoming to fall on 9/11.
  
  
I just finished this stupidly long drawing of the skyline of Manhattan. It looks really good but it took so long.

I just finished today. Tomorrow is 9/11. I finished drawing NYC today. The thing that stands out is the One World Trade Center, the center of this drawing.

This is weird and scary at the same time. In that spot, 20 years ago were the Twin Towers.
  
I really dont think that we should be pestering K-12 schools with it cause none of us were born, I understand that it is important, but yet after over roughly twelve years of hearing it in schools, for me, it gets old real fast
  
3k civilian lives gone in only a few hours is not something that "gets old".

It's a tragedy, not a history lesson. There's a difference.
  
I mean, being forced to listen about it for the hundredth time does though
  
That's actually... really offensive to the people who are still emotionally, and physically, scared by this event.

It's not just "Another thing that happened that was bad for the U.S." This is arguably one of the most important things that has happened in recent history. More people died in those 2 hours the attacks took place than the total amount of people killed in the Pearl Harbor attacks. It's touched so many lives, within the U.S and outside. Families were never the same. People had the mental images of watching people burning to death ingrained into their brain. Some have had to watch their colleagues die. Their friends. For some people, the sound of airplanes gives them terrible flashbacks. Tens of thousands have contracted lung diseases due to inhaling the toxic debris. The entire nation was shaken. Hell, literally everyone on earth was impacted by it, because 9/11 is directly what caused the creation of TSA, who have probably prevented further horrible accidents from happening.

Maybe it's because you're young, or you haven't been directly or even indirectly affected by it. Or maybe it's because you just don't care. But this is an important event.

I, for one, think it is important for us to be reminded of the first responders who gave their lives so others could live. I think it's important that we remember the people on flight United 93 who knew that the lives of others were in imminent danger, so they sacrificed themselves. I think it's important we remember the 2,996 people who didn't survive. I think it's important that we remember, and never forget.
  
I really dont think that we should be pestering K-12 schools with it cause none of us were born, I understand that it is important, but yet after over roughly twelve years of hearing it in schools, for me, it gets old real fast

That's really inconsiderate, Bronco. REALLY. It's to remind you that the world we live in is not always safe and perfect. You can't just gEt TiReD oF hEaRiNg iT.

I really dont think that we should be pestering K-12 schools [about an event that has caused great human tragedy and has affected major events since then] cause none of us were born, I understand that it is important, but yet after over roughly twelve years of hearing it in schools, for me, it gets old real fast
  
There was no internet in your pocket, I was nine, the crashes happened over night for us, I heard the news because a notorious shittalker in my class said someone bombed America and no one believed them.
  
W_Licky said:
I just finished this stupidly long drawing of the skyline of Manhattan. It looks really good but it took so long.

I just finished today. Tomorrow is 9/11. I finished drawing NYC today. The thing that stands out is the One World Trade Center, the center of this drawing.

This is weird and scary at the same time. In that spot, 20 years ago were the Twin Towers.

Oh, forgot to ask earlier, could we possibly get a picture of your art?
  
I've tried. No image sharer wants to work on this computer. Media sharing is restricted.

Hmm... I'll try something.
  
YES IT WORKS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3sj4zg5I9o
  
Nice! I'll check it out on my phone, because school computer blocks Youtube.
  
I can finally post my images. It takes a while so I won't do it much unless I feel like doing it.
  
I was 6 and I was in school at the time. I remember in the morning the principal got on the school’s intercom system and told us that school was being dismissed early and that teachers should help escort students to the bus area / car line pick up. Then I remember my mom picking me and my older siblings up from school. She was panicking and then we got to the house. She turned on CNN. I asked her what was happening and she just explained everything as bluntly as she could. She said something like “People from another country got on planes heading to America, killed the pilots, and flew the planes into those buildings.” Like I got what she meant. I understood it completely. I was just confused and I asked her why and she said “I really don’t know, antimony. The people who did it hate America and they wanted to hurt us.” My next question was if they were gonna do that where we lived but she was like “No, they don’t care about anything in Louisiana.”
  
I really dont think that we should be pestering K-12 schools with it cause none of us were born, I understand that it is important, but yet after over roughly twelve years of hearing it in schools, for me, it gets old real fast

Here I am saying this but then a few minutes later, I go do camera work for my schools 9/11 high school football game
  
I've learnt that some kids had their teachers turn on televisions on 9/11 to watch coverage of it at school. That's absolutely wild.

I was only about 5, nearly 6, and just remember being upset because the news was playing every day instead of children's shows. I also somehow believed it was a giant coincidence and that both planes had accidentally flown into the buildings. Note: I'm not American
  
Jesus. You're 25?
  
Today I just watched Come from Away. It is the story of how after all US airspace was closed for a few days after the attack, a small town in Newfoundland took in 7000 passengers in 38 planes.

I really liked it. It did a good job of showing the international impact that the attack had without even a little bit of performantive American patriotism, which was good. It showed the emotional impact of all of us that lived through it in a really human, honest way. It is on apple TV if anyone is interested.
  
Jesus. You're 25?


I was 15. Was pretty wild.


You're 35
  
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