Over 13 thousand children were born on September 11th, 2001, and several of them were asked how they felt about it.
Over 13 thousand children were born on September 11th, 2001, the day terrorists destroyed two skyscrapers in New York, and several of them were recently asked how they felt about it.
Sadness is a word that comes up a lot in their responses. There’s also a detectable tinge of guilt over making the day one of celebration.
As time goes on, though, they appear to have developed some positive outlooks and means of coping.
One boy reminds himself that his birth saved his grandfather’s life.
The man was scheduled to be in the Pentagon that day, in the part that was struck by the plane.
Instead, he was at the hospital, awaiting the arrival of his new grandson.
Others say that in the midst of their parties and gift opening they take time out of the day to light a candle or say a prayer for the victims and their families.
Plus, message boards, forums, and Facebook pages devoted to kids in their situation continue to be created, offering opportunities to connect with others who can relate.