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Recollections from the 9/11 generation

Nine college basketball players affected by the Sept. 11 attacks share their memories

Originally Published: September 9, 2011
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

Generations have moments. Sept. 11, 2001, was my generation's moment.

Since that fateful day, 5 million American men and women have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world. In August, as he prepared for the Sept. 11 anniversary, President Obama saluted the "9/11 generation," his term for the millions of young volunteer soldiers who have willingly borne the brunt of sacrifice of the two wars that followed al-Qaida's attacks on U.S. soil a decade ago.

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