The terrorist attacks on 9/11 didn’t affect America for a day or a year or even 10 years: The planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers have influenced how we see the world up to this day.
“There’s such a huge part of the population that will never know America the way I did,” Glenn Beck said on Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” reflecting on 9/11 on the 16th anniversary of the attacks. He described how 9/11 shaped younger Americans and future generations by changing the course of our history.
Before 9/11, America lived in a mostly peaceful world, didn’t feel the threat of terrorism and wasn’t constantly at war. In 2017, we exist with the constant reminder that terrorists could strike when we fly, go to any public event, attend a concert and otherwise live normal lives.
“The high school graduates today have never known an America not at war,” Glenn said. “Peacetime is a distant era that they’ve read about in their history books.”