"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Their Own Words: The Voices of 9/11

There is no more profound or fitting way to remember 9/11 than in the voices of those who lost someone. While I watched footage of September 11, 2001 this morning, I got teary as I saw the first then the second tower fall to the ground. It broke my heart all over again. But to think of the people who had loved ones in those towers, loved ones who didn't make it out...to think of the panic, pain, and worry--and ten years of grief--is unimaginable. No one can know unless they went through that pain, and no one can tell their stories except the people who lived them.

I have always been a huge fan of StoryCorps. In remembrance of 9/11, the team behind StoryCorps has been capturing the stories and words of those affected by 9/11. Take a few moments and listen this morning, and be sure and tell those you love what they mean to you today--and every day.

A side note to the first story below that is so tragically sad: Beverly Eckert died in the crash of Continental Flight 3407 on February 12, 2009.

To hear more stories, click here.

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Eva Gallant September 11, 2011 at 5:20 PM  

Was I supposed to be able to listen to recordings? Because I couldn't see any place to start them.

Kim September 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM  

Eva- I will also email you, but yes, there should be "listen" buttons that appear with each of the stories. Try refreshing, but if by chance you can't see the listen buttons, go here to hear these stories and many more: http://storycorps.org/listen/stories/category/september-11/


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