Student veterans reflect on how 9/11 impacted their lives

By Levi Pitts

UNC Senior Kyle Walker makes his way up the Kenan Stadium stairs during the 2020 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. ROTC students climb 2,076 steps – the same number of steps that were in each of the World Trade Center Towers. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

After two decades, the events of 9/11 continue to affect the nation. The attacks on September 11 were a major reason the United States went to war in Afghanistan. For veterans, the event did not just change national history…it changed their lives forever.

Carolina Connection’s Levi Pitts talked with UNC veterans about the lasting effects.

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