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911 Memories

9/11: Loss of Friendship, Gaining Empathy

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

After checking in to a nondescript Motel 6 and getting situated, I found my way online and finally saw the email. Our friends Ron Gamboa, Dan Brandhorst, and their young son David had been returning home, having just vacationed on the Cape, and had been on United Airlines Flight 175.

What I'll Never Forget About 9/11

Riley Griffin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Teen
Riley Griffin

The Freedom Tower and I are one. With a glass complexion, we reflect the vitality of our present. With a steel spine, we are strong enough to confront the future. We have grown up together. We are powerful. We stand tall in face of our past.

Our Grief Is Not a Cry for War

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the reverend asks "What happened to peace?" On that impossible day when the skyline of New York City collapsed on it...

The Bright September Sun: Teenagers Remember 9/11

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Parents
John Duffy, Psy.D.

I've been asking teenagers about their experience of 9/11, and the decade that has passed since. I asked if they remember the day. And they do. Of course they do. But what they seem to remember most, curiously, is us, our reactions.

What 9/11 Tells Us About The 'Ego'

Michael Taft | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Years from now, I believe we will think about the 9/11 attacks in a very different light than we do today. In the long view, it may be regarded as symbolic of the destructive potential of the human ego at its worst.

Remembering and Paying Tribute on 9/11

Cindy McGinty | Posted 11.06.2011 | Impact
Cindy McGinty

Sunday is Sept. 11 and I can hardly believe it has been 10 years since Mike died. I can still remember very clearly where I was that day and exactly what I was doing the minute my life changed forever.

9/11 Memories: Submit Your Photos And Stories

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Eight years ago today, the worst terrorist attack in United States history destroyed twin emblems of our country, killed nearly three thousand people,...

"On 9/11, I Lost New York."

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

A native New Yorker's devotion to their hometown is a fierce, almost irrational thing, rivaled only by a Chicagoan's devotion to this great city. We don't leave Gotham lightly. But it's been seven years since my hometown died for me, and more than five since I left it behind, perhaps for good. I'll always feel the loss, but I don't want to forget the day that caused it. I rarely tell my 9/11 story. I was only on the fringes of the hell that happened downtown. But I was in Manhattan. And I was part of the exodus.