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WJLA, September 10, 2011

PHOTOS: Where were you on 9/11?

Memories of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are ingrained in a whole generation. Many vividly remember where they first heard about the events.


In the kitchen

Lisa Craven had just returned from a neighbor’s home with her one-year-old son when she turned on the TV. Standing in her kitchen, she watched the events in New York unfold. Craven keeps newspapers from the days following the attacks. Looking at them, her now 11-year-old son David said he doesn’t understand what the attackers wanted to achieve. Still, her children don’t dwell on the events, Craven said. “They’re just kids and they should be happy,” she said. The Air Force Lt. Col. later served a tour of duty in Iraq, working with contractors to wind down U.S. bases. Watching documentaries around the anniversary, “you just kind of relive it over and over again,” she said. “It’s one of those things you never want to forget either, but you have to move forward.”