For These Local 20-Year-Olds, There Was Never A ‘Before 9/11’

The young adults born in 2001 are too young to remember the 9/11 attacks or their immediate aftermath first hand. But it’s still an event that has shaped nearly every aspect of their lives. “I’ve never known a world without terrorism or a war on terror,” said Emily Childs, a Tufts University student from Somerville…

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‘The Ripple Effects’: Growing Up In Pakistan On 9/11

I’m Sam Nelis and I live in Winooski, Vermont. On September 11, I was in seventh grade. And at the time, I was living in Islamabad, Pakistan, with my family. My dad’s originally from Belgium, my mom’s originally from Montreal, and they’re international teachers. So they were teaching at an international English-speaking school in Pakistan.…

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9/11 Survivor: Victim Compensation Fund Helps More Than First Responders

Dana Nelson experienced a pivotal year in 2020. The 34-year-old teacher gave birth to her son in January as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded. “Then this past December of 2020, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer,” Nelson said. It’s a rare form of cancer that can be aggressive and difficult to treat. “I have…

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20 Years After 9/11 – Voices Of Young People

As we approach this year’s anniversary of Sept. 11, we wanted to hear from young people with little or no memory of the attacks; those for whom 9/11 is a part of history beyond memory. Here are the voices of four state residents recorded at Connecticut’s 9/11 Living Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park in…

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