Reflections on 9/11

What scared you most about the events of 9/11?

What really scared me about the events of 9/11 was the changes to society that followed it. The increase in security bothered me, even as a child. I distinctly remember hearing from my sister that the Statue of Liberty was closed and feeling very frightened by the notion that such an iconic place wasn't open any more. The events themselves didn't scare me; the way the government reacted to them did.

Charles
18
Oak Park, IL
What object or image from the exhibition moved you most and why?

THE CROSSES THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL

Charlie
KY
What scared you most about the events of 9/11?

At first, I had no thoughts of terrorism or war, only that an air traffic controller or a pilot had made areally bad mistake. When it dawned on me that this was a planned attack, that was when the fear hit.

Krystal
30
Chicago, IL
Did the events of 9/11 change the way you define a hero?

I think that 9/11 proved that a true hero is anyone who is willing to put others above their own fears. 9/11 also proved that crying wasn't a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength and love.

Francesca
19
Chicago, IL
What scared you most about the events of 9/11?

What scared me the most was seeing the first Tower being hit and then the second tower being hit it was surreal.

Shirley
45
Chicago, IL

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