Tom Flanigan

Eighteen years after the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil, Gov. Ron DeSantis says the day doesn't loom as large as it once did for many Americans. But plenty of people still remember where they were, and what they were doing on September 11, 2001, and the moment continues to be marked in Florida's Capital City each year.

A man sits in front of bookshelves for an interview.
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It’s been 18 years since the worst terrorist attack in U.S. History brought down the Twin Towers in New York City. Rickards High School Teacher Alejando Zapata was in the 7th grade and living in Queens when the towers fell. 

Christina and Brian Stanton pose on their Manhattan terrace with the Twin Towers in the background.
Provided by Christina Ray Stanton

As we come upon the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, many young adults don’t know much about the attacks or how the culture in America changed afterward.

Tallahassee native Christina Ray Stanton has been a resident of New York City for more than 25 years. She recently published a book about her experience on 9/11 and how it transformed her life. 

Tom Flanigan

The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was marked by solemn ceremony in Florida's Capital City. The observance at the Centre of Tallahassee began precisely at 8:45 Sunday morning.

Former Florida Governor and Senator Bob Graham
U.S. Senate

For years Bob Graham, former Florida governor and chair of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee, has pushed for the release of a classified report on the 9/11 attacks.  Those 28 pages have now been released, but Graham says it’s just the first step.