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.

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.