Remember 9/11

Zachary Corpuz, born 2001

UH Student

“I remember watching films about 9/11, watching the towers fall with people running away...I feel like we’ve become more cautious about air travel, and who comes into the country since 9/11.” 


Scott Yuk, born 2001

UH Student

“Since I was old enough to remember, I knew about 9/11, but I didn’t really comprehend what the day was and what it meant. I was mostly confused as a kid...I feel we’ve become closed off as a nation, like we have way more security and extra precautions. It’s like America became insecure.”


Kylie Higashionna, born 2001

UH Student

“My earliest memory of the day was when I was 14. I was in New York and I got to visit the area, along with listen to the recordings of the police and firefighters. That’s when I realized what the day really meant.”

“Our airport security is very strict, along with stricter customs policies. We’ve become wary of outsiders, like we don’t trust others because we’re more worried if we are safe.”


Steven Cleveland, born 2001

UH Student

“Every year in elementary school, we would go out to the flagpoles on 9/11 to sing the National Anthem along with having a minute of silence, I guess to reflect on the day...We’ve had a growing stigma against the Middle East since then, we all think if you’re from there, or if you’re a Muslim, then you must be a terrorist. A lot of negative connotations being thrown around.”


Fred Straub, born 1975

Former Law Enforcement, UH Student

“I woke up to shock. I was in Law Enforcement in California, so I was busy shutting down overpasses around the city. The best way to describe it was paranoia. Anything was possible...We’ve been at war ever since, our stigmatism against Muslims have grown since then. The event triggered a revenge patriotism, like a new phobia to be afraid of in the country.”