For those born between 1978 and 2000, September 11 was a defining moment. The attacks in New York have had the same significance that in its day was the attack on Pearl Habor or the Kennedy assassination. It is a more tolerant generation and greater ethnic and cultural diversity in the history of EE UU. The 2001 attacks changed the course of EE UU foreign policy but also shaped the attitudes of the so-called generation of the Millennium, which rejects the current polarization in Washington. Very children to remember the attacks or on the verge of reaching the age of majority in 2001, young people who make up generation (those born between 1978 and 2000) Millennium, ensure that September 11 was a defining moment in his generation. The attacks of September 11, 2001 have had for this generation of Americans (which includes the two daughters of President Barack Obama) the same importance which in its day was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, or the assassination of President John Kennedy in 1963, say observers. The event of greater influence of the century according to a survey by the Center for American progress (CAP) of 2009, the 9-11 attacks make up the event of greater influence on the generation of the 21st century, which seeks to open a space in the political process in the country but also rejects the current polarization.
He had just five years when they occurred, but now that I see them on TV I think they were very sad. See as many dead, the collapse of the twin towers, and people jumping from the buildings, do not forget, said Yazmin Benitez, a young woman of 15 years born in EE UU Salvadoran parents. And now that I hear that there is another terrorist threat, that scares me, because I don’t know where they will attack. I don’t feel safe, even if President Obama promises that we are going to protect, added Benitez.