East students reflect on tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001

Juliet Brooks ('13)/ Eastside News/Features Editor

Now that ten years have passed since the attack on the Twin Towers, America has a clearer picture of the tragedy that wracked us on September 11, 2001. The memories of East students, on the other hand, are getting cloudier. It is simply because the students at East now were very young when the event occurred.

“Obviously I have a lot of respect for the people that lost their lives that day,” Jishnu Desai (’13) said. “But I honestly can’t say I remember it.”

Kyle Smith (’14) agreed. “I don’t remember it at all,” Smith said.

“All I remember is my mother calling all of our relatives in New York, worried about whether or not they survived,” said Iftikhaar Ali (’13).

Despite the fact that as the years go on, students will remember less and less about the attack on the Twin Towers, this event will always be an important part of America’s history.

“Even though the oldest of us weren’t eight years old, it’s important that we remember the tragedy that struck us,” Dana Silver (’12) said. “We’re America’s next generation and the next up to keep America safe.”

Feel free to share your own memories below.