I’m Alive Today Because of This Man”: One 9/11 Responder’s Blistering Fight
Lou Alvarez was dying, quickly. He’d been a buff NYPD bomb squad detective; now he was a 110-pound bag of bones, the victim of colorectal cancer. Really, though, Alvarez was the victim of the three months he’d spent searching Ground Zero for casualties of the World Trade Center terrorist attack. More.
Books Can Help Kids Learn About What Happened On 9/11. Here Are Some Good Ones
The topic of Sept. 11, 2001 is very complex. On that day, when I was trying to comfort a classroom of terrified eighth graders — much less understand it myself — I couldn't see the dots that needed to be connected. More.
From memory to history: How America will remember Sept. 11 on 20th anniversary
Across the United States on Saturday, memorial events and observances will be held to honor the victims and remember the legacy of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. More.
9/11 survivors from Chicago who were in World Trade Center, Pentagon say 'never forget' daily life
Three Chicago area fathers all survived the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. They gave a harrowing account of what they went through, and how terrorism changed their lives forever. Time sits still in memories, even from miles away, leaving behind a vivid trail of sounds, smells and emotions. More.
9/11 Families Return to Ground Zero With a Mission; ‘Trust Me, It Will Get Better’
Jeanmarie Hargrave corralled a group of tourists from Atlanta who were taking photos of the miraculous Callery pear, a living tree that was found broken in the smoky ruins of Ground Zero and slowly nursed to health. More.
9/11 victims from Mid Hudson Valley included firefighters, financial workers, veterans
On Sept. 11, 2001, at least 15 people who lived in, or grew up in, the Mid Hudson Valley died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. More.
The things they kept: 9/11 survivors and family members open up about the mementos that helped them heal
It could be something as small and simple as a pillow. An ID card. A suit. A chunk of concrete. For those who’ve lost someone or experienced trauma, such objects of memory can often be sources of hope and healing. More.
We will never get over 9/11
Milestone anniversaries of weddings, births and even sporting championships are often joyous occasion. I can recall months of planning for different milestones in my life and handling every detail with the greatest of care to make each memory remarkable for my family and loved ones. More.