McClatchy Remembers 9/11

Susan Rovner

Pawl, AL – “As a teacher on 9/11 in Princeton Junction, N.J., I had to not only teach but also put on an Academy Award winning performance. I had to act as if all was ...”

Jay Winuk

Carmel, NY 10512, NY – “Somehow, 10 years have come and gone since my brave younger brother was murdered by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. The shock goes away, I guess, and some of the pain, perhaps, ...”

Robert Carley

Darien, CT – “Standing by the window of my office in Stamford Connecticut, I saw the billowing smoke from the World Trade Towers coming from across Long Island Sound. I remember turning to a co-worker ...”

Sylvia Leili

Dominguez Hills, California, CA – “In memory of our lost heroes and for the families and friends left behind my prayers go out to all…… I have been wearing RED WHITE and BLUE every Friday no matter ...”

Katherine Maeurer

Pawling, New York 12564, NY – “Tommy was working an extra shift so he would have one day extra for his honeymoon. He was marrying Terry in October, just 3 more weeks. Tommy was killed September 11, 2001. ...”

Tuija Gibson

Pasadena, CA – “I came to work that morning in Glendale, Calif., with no knowledge of what had happened! I saw my co-workers huddled around talking, just sat down and wondered why I couldn't pull ...”

Rick Hill

Springfield, VA – “I was an Army Lieutenant Colonel stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA, about 12 miles from the Pentagon, when the 9/11 attacks occurred. I had left a position on the Army Staff in ...”

Wayne Johnson

Los Angeles – “I was on the 6 a.m. United flight from Ontario, Calif., to San Francisco on September 11, 2001. It was an uneventful flight. As we were landing in S.F.O. the pilot came ...”

Dave Young

“I remember that on the afternoon of 9/11 the sky was blue and there were no airplanes at all in the air and no contrails. Just blue sky on a very sad ...”

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