As ‘9/11 Kids,’ We Only Have The Stories Other People Tell Us About Our Dad

Editors’ Note: On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Dennis Cook was where you’d expect to find him on a Tuesday morning — at work. He was a 33-year-old bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald, which had its offices on the top floors of the World Trade Center. Dennis was killed that day, when a hijacked plane…

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‘I Can Still See Their Faces’: Mental Health First Responder Helped Soldiers At The Pentagon After 9/11

My name is Judith Markey. I’m a clinical psychologist from Peacham, Vermont. Every year in early September, I start to feel very cranky, sad. I feel like something’s tugging at me, and I’m not exactly sure what’s happening. And then I remember — or my husband reminds me — that it’s almost 9/11. On 9/11,…

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How A Bridgeport, Conn. Man Wound Up In 9/11 Interrogations

Many Muslims feared they would be targeted by authorities following the 9/11 attacks, and it happened in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A Jordanian man named Eyad Mastafa Al-Rababah was living there when he recognized pictures of the alleged hijackers in the news. He went to the local FBI office. “He was very deeply alarmed because he realized…

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Newly Digitized Photo Album Shows 9/11 Attacks From Rarely Seen Perspective

A Connecticut teenager found a forgotten piece of history in a family album — photos of the September 11 attacks taken by a relative from a high-rise apartment in the Financial District. Liam Enea is a sophomore at the University of Connecticut. He says his grandmother recently passed away. And before she died, she gave…

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