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Though Sept. 11 attacks happened thirteen years ago, the tragedy looms large in the lives of all New Yorkers, some of whom weren't even born yet. Jacoba Uris, a journalist who lives in lower Manhattan, wrote for Today.com that her son Wilson, 8, first asked about 9/11 when he was 2 and "now that he is 5, the conversations have become more detailed and nuanced, and harder for us to answer. He wants to know: Why were we attacked? Why didn’t they warn us?" Uris points out that for kids like her son, "growing up in lower Manhattan, 9/11 is a daily reality, not just a solemn anniversary date" and that children who live there "grapple with the events of that morning on many other days too." Click through for Uris' full story.

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