Stories From Main Street: Author Aims To Teach Kids About 9/11

Kristie Kiernan Bouryal
Photo credit Sean Adams/WCBS 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — For the people who lived through the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, the memory remains fresh even as time ticks away.

The effects of that day still linger, nearly 18 years after the attack. But, it seems there still isn’t a way to properly teach the next generation about what exactly happened on that day.

“We have a generation of children who know next to nothing about that day, yet it's a day that has profoundly affected so many people and continues to as we continue to lose people to 9/11 illnesses,” said Kristie Kiernan Bouryal.

In this week’s “Stories From Main Street,” WCBS 880’s Sean Adams spoke with Bouryal about why she felt compelled to educate children, aged 7 to 11, about one of the darkest days in America.

As a former news reporter