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Generation 9/11

For a generation that grew up in the shadow of 9/11, individuals have emerged to define our hopes and our fears. Click on the images below to read about our heroes and villains.


9/11 Commission member reflects on attacks

Ten years in the wake of 9/11, Lee Hamilton, a former congressman from Indiana’s 9th District, joins countless Americans remembering the exact moment when home was no longer the same place.

Pearl Harbor, 9/11 attacks are more than memories

On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four passenger airplanes. On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
These attacks on American soil left a profound mark in the memories of those who were young adults at the time.


Looking Forward

“IU Remembers 9/11” is the subject line of an email that IU students received. It is also the title of an event to commemorate the lives we lost on a day that cannot efficiently be described with any adjective. The word “remember,” when taken literally, may not be something that adequately describes the emotions of many students of my generation, and it gets more complicated the younger you are.

The Best Art Inspired By 9/11

Filmmakers, musicians, writers and even comedians coped with the impact of the attacks by continuing their craft in its wake. For the world of showbiz, it was the ultimate non-surrender.

Foreign students remember 9/11

International IU students reflect on their Sept. 11, 2001 experiences, describe the impact of the attacks on diversity in America, and look forward to how the infamous date will affect their futures.

Dunn Meadow acts as memorial, flags honor the fallen

2,977 of American flags were planted by the IU College Republicans, IU College Democrats, IU Student Association and Union Board as part of a nation-wide effort led by student group Young America’s Foundation.

Ten years, 10 changes

The notion that Americans are living in the so-called “post-9/11 world” has become fairly commonplace. The phrase has entered everything from classrooms to newsrooms to living rooms.

IU honors public servants

IU’s official Sept. 11, 2001 remembrance event produced tears from start to finish Sunday at the IU Auditorium.

How my mother learned to fly again

IDS reporter Kamilla Benko spent the morning in Boston Logan International Airport with her mother and two siblings. While they were there, airport staff honored the colleagues they lost 10 years ago.