College students born after 9/11 on what 21st anniversary of terrorist attacks means to them

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Fox News Digital spoke with Gen Z Americans on campuses across the country ahead of the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This is the first generation to be informed about the attacks by others, since they were not born on the day that America was attacked. Members of the college class of 2026 were not born until three years after the attacks.

” “It’s difficult to find it super meaningful just as you weren’t there it happened,” admitted a University of Texas at Austin student.

Students agreed it is important for future generations to continue to learn about the events of 9/11 in school, just as they did.

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A University of Florida student tells Fox News Digital it's important for future generations to learn about 9/11.

A University of Florida student tells Fox News Digital it’s important for future generations to learn about 9/11.
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“I think 9/11 is a very pertinent piece of American history,” a University of Florida student told Fox News Digital. Fox News Digital spoke to college students who said they were taught about 9/11, but some felt it should be taught more. The attacks revealed a nation that was deeply shaken, with many people coming together in a spirit both of sadness and patriotism. The attacks resulted in wars with the Middle East, which the public initially rallied around. This historic event also shaped Americans’ perception of terrorist threats at home. There were many safety measures in public places such as airports.

Although the majority of students interviewed were not alive to see the towers fall, students grew up in the aftermath and were able to see America unify over their shared tragedy.

The enduring legacy of 9/11 is still shared today, with many Americans remembering what they were doing and where they were when they found out about the attacks.

A student at the University of Central Florida weighs in on the lessons Americans should have learned from 9/11.

A student at the University of Central Florida weighs in on the lessons Americans should have learned from 9/11.
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Despite an ongoing debate on how history should be taught in school, lessons about 9/11 continue to highlight the courageous acts of men and women at the World Trade Center and first responders. A University of Florida student stated that it’s all about sacrifice and not forgetting the people who gave their lives for others.

Students see the annual remembrance as an opportunity to also highlight the way the nation came together after that day and to “Never Forget” the tragedy that shaped their childhoods.

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“The whole country was together,” a University of Florida student said. “There was no animosity towards each other. After that day, everyone was an American. “

Noting the recent polarization of the country, a University of Central Florida student admitted it was a reminder that the country may not be as divided as it seems.

” “I think we have more in common than we think because after stuff like that happens, a lot people come together,” the student said to Fox News Digital.

A student at the University of Texas at Austin shares what 9/11 means to her.

A student at the University of Texas at Austin shares what 9/11 means to her.
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A University of Texas student noted that while people may have different “political beliefs and different backgrounds,” it is important to stay “united. “

” “The things that happen to everyone affect everyone,” she said.

Other students shared what lessons they thought were important from the horrific attacks.

“There were thousands of people who lost their lives due to 9/11,” the student told Fox News Digital. “This should not be politicized. “

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