The American generation succeeding Generation X
. They are named as such due to their coming-of-age at around the turn of the millenium in some
way, shape, or form. A realistic
time frame would be early 1980s to mid 1990s. Given that 9/11 was the defining
moment of this
generation, anyone too young to remember or not born yet would be grouped into
Generation. Some sources
put the end of the Millennial Generation as late
as 2003, but as I just said, this
is an amazingly meaningless definition.
I was 17 and watching
the Twin Towers fall from a TV blaring over the rumble of students in my high school cafeteria.
My little cousin born in 1998 was 3 years
old, barely out of diapers and will remember
9/11 like I remember
the Challenger exploding.
And we're the same generation?