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Tina McMinn: Far from Home

My day started at 4 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. My roommate had saved for a couple of years for a three-week vacation to see...

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Carolyn Dole: Silent Skies

September eleventh airports closed heavy rumblings of loaded aircraft stopped passing overhead a few from foreign ports interrupted...

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Megan Hulce: Who Could Believe ... ?

I had hurt my back the day before and had had a sleepless night. In the morning I decided I needed to go to the emergency...

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M. A. Fruth: Gap Teeth

The harbor gapes in unnatural haze, its two front teeth knocked out-- it cannot chew the ash that shades a mourning moonscape. Read...

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Carina Rossner: Birth amid Chaos

On Sept. 11 we were 10 months pregnant (official due date had been the 10th) with our second child and trying to convince...

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Joy Robinson: Sympathy in Tibet

I was at lunch in Tsedang, Tibet, having just arrived from the airport at the start of a tour. We were approached by a French...

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Mohinder Pelia: A Visitor Stands in Solidarity

On 11 Sep 01, at 0800 hours, I received a call from Mr. Larry, the father-in-law of my eldest daughter, telling me, "America...

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Kathleen Hughes: Almost Losing the Love of Her Life

On Sept. 11, 2001, I received a wake up call from my mom, Joanne, in Pennsylvania. It was a little after 6 a.m. here in Palo...

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Bill Barranco: Whose News?

I was attending the press conference at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. Suddenly the large projector screens at all the...

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Mark Meyers: There for Our Country

We deployed to Ground Zero WTC NYC on Sept. 18. We left from Travis Air Force Base on a C-5 Constellation and a C-141. Read...

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Richard Placone: Voyage of a Lifetime

On Sept. 10, 2001, my wife, Jeanne, and I, my mother and a good friend left for what was to be a wonderful cruise to Alaska...

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Art Kraemer: 'Stuck' on Maui

My wife, Helen, and I were on Maui. Our daughter called us very early for Hawaiian time to tell us to turn on the TV, and...

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Alice Smith: A View from the U.K.

I was in Farnborough, England, at my desk at Computer Science Corporation (CSC), in a telephone negotiation with a Washington...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
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Mark VanZanten: A Forced Landing

Early on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, I made my way to the Austin, Texas, airport from home. My family and I had...

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Mimm Patterson: Homesick, in Ireland

I left Palo Alto for Ireland in 1994. On 11 September 2001 I was living in Donegal, Ireland, and working as the manager of...

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Paul Werner: On a Boston Bus

We were on a private tour bus, with a group from the Peninsula, just leaving the Boston area. The driver was starting to...

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Jeanne Kennedy: The Hospitality of Strangers

We were returning home from Prague and were halfway across the Atlantic. The pilot announced that the skies over the United...

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Miriam Palm: Return from Montana

I was with my husband and his family -- mother Laura Palm (who was about to turn 91 -- she will be 101 this coming Sept....

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Anne Ream: Talismans in Milan

We checked in a day early. The Hotel Diana Majestic is just as its name suggests ... gorgeous, art deco, amazing. We'd been...

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Chet Frankenfield: Our Canadian Neighbors

We were driving to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and on Sept. 10 we arrived in Cache Creek, B.C., a forlorn little town...

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