Last Monday, Facilitator Katherine Brook and I traveled to Newton, Massachusetts for a day of interviews with the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund. Above, Katherine interviews Cindy McGinty, who came to record memories of her husband Mike McGinty. Cindy always wanted to get married and have a family, but almost abandoned her search until she met Mike. As Cindy puts it, “we were each other’s miracle.” Cindy is one of many who lost a loved one on September 11, 2001. In an effort to honor their memory, StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum have partnered to record one story for each of the 2,981 victims of the terrorist attacks. Thank you Cindy and many others who shared memories of their family and friends. They are gone, but they are not forgotten.
On the morning of April 3, StoryCorps staff, our supporters and partners, and press came out to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan to celebrate our newly relocated and reopened Lower Manhattan StoryBooth. Now the flagship booth in New York, our Foley Square location puts us in the heart of one of the most historic neighborhoods in New York City. (more…)