Tell us how 9/11 defined our generation
As we near the tenth anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, Youth Radio is asking you to share your memories of 9/11 and reflect on how it defined the post-9/11 generation.
Please record a short piece (60 seconds or less) describing how you think 9/11 defined you and your generation (political views, cultural values, etc). Record using a voice recorder or use the built-in sound on your video camera, then transfer the file to your computer and send it as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your piece may be chosen to air as part our special: 'How 9/11 Defined a Generation.' Deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:59 P.M. CDT.
- After 9/11, many young people became more active in community service and volunteer projects. Did you?
- Do you think 9/11 was responsible for your political views?
- Were you the target of hostilities based on your ethnicity, cultural background or religion?
- Did 9/11 bring our generation together?
These are just some ideas. We encourage you to go above and beyond these suggestions.
Recap of the events of September 11th, 2011:
- On the morning of September 11th, 2011, 19 terrorists affiliated with the Islamist extremist group known as al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial jets.
- Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. Both towers fell to the ground.
A third plane crashed into the Pentagon (U.S. military headquarters) outside Washington D.C.
- A fourth plane was intended to hit the White House or Capitol Building, but passengers took control of the plane and it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
- Nearly 3,000 people as well as the 19 hijackers died in the attacks.
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