Many lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and many more were changed. Here's an op-ed from the New York Post that explains the effect that day had on the young people sandwiched in between millennials and Generation Z.

We lived just outside Washington, DC, 15 minutes from the Pentagon building. When the plane hit there, my mom rushed down the street to pick up my older sister from her elementary school. That left me glued to the television, watching the dust clouds billow out as the South Tower crashed.

As soon as mom returned with my sister in tow, she covered my eyes and shooed me upstairs. But those images of destruction I saw that morning are forever seared into my mind. ...

... We are the children of terror, programmed to think in terms of fear and retribution. Perhaps that’s the most lasting damage done by 9/11.

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