TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Today, 20 percent of the population, those 15 years of age and younger, have no memory of September 11th.
The images from that day are ones that many adults will never forget, however, they're also images most children will never know.
"I remember feeling a little anxious and a little concerned," said Lindsay Scherb. "Ii watched a lot of footage on television during my lunch break, and it was pretty shocking."
For Lindsay Scherb, they're vivid moments engraved in memory. However, for her two children, they're just headlines on a old newspaper, or pages in a textbook.
It's why Scherb feels responsible to share her experiences of that day.
"It was a really big deal and it affected a lot of people's lives," said Scherb. "I don't want to scare them or anything like that, but I want them to know the history of this country, and the things that have affected people here."
"I remember they called a code-yellow and they turned on the TVs and we could see that this catastrophic thing happened," said Emily Roscoe.
Roscoe is a child counselor at Hamilton Center. She's had to tackle several traumatic situations with parents and children, including September 11th, Bin Laden, and the Sandy Hook tragedy.
"It's important for kids to know when they've gone through these kinds of experiences that these kinds of things happen," said Roscoe, "that it's normal for them to have some side-effects from these things, like nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety."
While re-living these memories can be difficult for parents, for children, they can provide peace of mind.
"That can kind of make it a more real experience, which might help the child feel a little more secure in the situation," said Roscoe.
"You have to reassure them that we're doing as much as we can to keep them safe," said Scherb.
While sharing personal experiences can help the younger generation, it also provides benefits to those who experienced it first-hand.
In opening up about the trauma, perhaps it impacts people differently now, and helps provide tranquility to a day that our nation will never forget.
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