"I wanted to be exactly like him."

Sgt. Major Lisa Torello remembers her father, Sgt 1st Class Carl Torello, who was killed in Vietnam in 1965, with Tony Cistaro, who was with her father when he died.
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Sgt. Major Lisa Torello remembers her father, Sgt 1st Class Carl Torello, who was killed in Vietnam in 1965, with Tony ...
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Jud Esty-Kendall

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Veronica Ordaz

In Partnership with
Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation

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Discovery
Family
Friendship
Military

"At the age of 18, I didn't know what I was going to be doing with my life."

President Barack Obama speaks with 18-year-old Noah McQueen, a mentee in the White House Mentorship Program. Just a couple of years ago, Noah was in trouble with the law, but today he is part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for young men of color. Noah recently visited the White House where he was interviewed by the President.

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President Barack Obama speaks with 18-year-old Noah McQueen, a mentee in the White House Mentorship Program. Just a couple of ...
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John White

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Angels & Mentors
Friendship
Griot
Growing Up
Identity
Struggle
Wisdom

"It felt like I had a knife stuck in the middle of my brain. "

Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows, who suffered traumatic injuries during his last tour of duty, remembers a fallen friend.
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Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows, who suffered traumatic injuries during his last tour of duty, remembers a fallen friend.
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Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Katie Simon

In Partnership with
Joining Forces

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Discovery
Friendship
Memory Loss
Struggle

"She didn't speak English but she understood 'A.'"

Congressman Raul Grijalva talks to his daughter Marisa about his mother's influence on his education.
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Congressman Raul Grijalva talks to his daughter Marisa about his mother's influence on his education.
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Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

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Angels & Mentors
Growing Up
Historias

"We couldn't afford to buy toys."

Secretary of the Interior, Kenneth Salazar (R) and his brother, Congressman John Salazar (L), talk about growing up in a family of eight children.
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Secretary of the Interior, Kenneth Salazar (R) and his brother, Congressman John Salazar (L), talk about growing up in a ...
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Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Yasmín Peña

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Growing Up
Historias

"One thing that I do remember, very vividly and clearly, is the impact."

Racquel Kelley talks about working at the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001. At the time, Kelley was the mother of an 8-month-old son.
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Racquel Kelley talks about working at the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001. At the time, Kelley was the mother ...
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Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Justina Mejias

In Partnership with
the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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September 11

"Everything I touched burned my hands."

John Yates was working at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. His office sustained a near-direct hit from American Airlines Flight 77, and Yates suffered burns on almost 40 percent of his body.
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John Yates was working at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. His office sustained a near-direct hit from American Airlines Flight 77, and ...
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Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Rose Gorman

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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September 11

"Jimmy, tell me how it all started."

Tim Russert interviews fellow Buffalo-native, James T. Molloy, retired doorkeeper of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Tim Russert interviews fellow Buffalo-native, James T. Molloy, retired doorkeeper of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Kayvon Bahramian

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Friendship
Growing Up
Work

"The strangest thing is that I don't have a separate memory from her."

Caroline Satchel and her sister Janice Morris talk about being identical twins.
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Caroline Satchel and her sister Janice Morris talk about being identical twins.
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Justina Mejias

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Growing Up
Identity

"I was typing, and he kept looking at my legs."

Peggy Edwards to her granddaughter, Cinema Wood.
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Peggy Edwards to her granddaughter, Cinema Wood.
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Griot
Romance
Wisdom

"Opening day, 1956. It was the Yankees versus the Senators..."

Charlie Brotman tells his friend Tom Wiener about his first day as a baseball announcer.
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Charlie Brotman tells his friend Tom Wiener about his first day as a baseball announcer.
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Facilitated by
Laura Spero

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Discovery
Work

"People ask me, 'How come he's not an American and he invent a hot dog vending machine?'"

Ukrainian immigrants Slava Leykin and her husband, Leon, talk about their business.
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Ukrainian immigrants Slava Leykin and her husband, Leon, talk about their business.
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Laura Spero

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Work

"What was the saddest moment of your life?"

Ezra Awumey to his grandfather, Sam Harmon.
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Ezra Awumey to his grandfather, Sam Harmon.
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Brett Meyers

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Griot
Struggle
Witness