For today’s college students, 9/11 has always been part of history

The Day spoke to several college students, all of whom were too young or not yet born on 9/11. We asked them when was the first time they remember learning about it, whether they personally know anyone who was there, what impressions they have of that day and how they think it has impacted our nation.

Nathaniel Avery of Groton is 18 years old and attends Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He said he remembers being introduced to 9/11 in elementary school but did not learn more about it until he got older.

“At the time, I didn’t think about it that much,” said Avery, who thought about it only in a historical sense.

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