Images of terror attacks etched in young minds
Today’s youth still sorting through what attacks really mean
Sunday, September 11, 2011
It’s been part of their lives for most of their lives.
Children who were 5, 6, 7 years old on Sept. 11, 2001, have only vague memories of the attack on American soil, and yet the events of that day have made an impact on their lives, whether felt directly or indirectly.
With the surge of patriotism after the attacks came the repeated playing of songs bearing words like “the land of the free, the home of brave.”
At the time, the lyrics “above the fruited plain” confused Patrick Ordway, now a 15-year-old sophomore. “I thought fruit had been thrown at the towers to make them collapse,” Ordway said.
That logic made sense to a 5-year-old.
Adrienne Luther, now 15, remembers seeing the images of the twin towers on the TV in ....