For the current generation 9/11 was when in a sense they lost their innocence.
For my father's generation December 7, 1941 was when their world changed.
For my generation November 22, 1963 was the shock that changed our world.
I was in highschool and it was the first period after lunch and the subject was English when my generation's world was changed. Suddenly the intercom speaker over which all school announcements was made came on playing our local CBS radio affiliate KMOX and then we