"When Moises Rivas was hired, I was assigned to train him."

Sekou Siby, a former kitchen worker at Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, remembers losing his coworker Moises Rivas along with many others on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Sekou Siby, a former kitchen worker at Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, remembers losing his ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
John White

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National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
Friendship
September 11
Work

"He's the reason I'm here. "

Constance Labetti remembers her boss, Ron Fazio, who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Constance Labetti remembers her boss, Ron Fazio, who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
September 11
Struggle
Witness
Work

"She said, 'Stacy, I've gotta go,' and she hung up on me."

Stacy Thedans remembers the last phone conversation she had with her mother on the morning of September 11, 2001.
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Stacy Thedans remembers the last phone conversation she had with her mother on the morning of September 11, 2001.
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Recorded in , District of Columbia
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Justina Mejias

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
Military
September 11

"The last picture she saw was one of me."

Shelli Wright and her son, Graham Haggett, remember his grandmother Sandra Lee Wright, who was killed on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in California, Los Angeles
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Shelli Wright and her son, Graham Haggett, remember his grandmother Sandra Lee Wright, who was killed on September 11, 2001.
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Alejandro De La Cruz

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
Growing Up
September 11
Witness

"I didn't even think twice."

Umberto Joseph DeJesus talks to his wife, Nancy Cardona, about volunteering at Ground Zero.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Umberto Joseph DeJesus talks to his wife, Nancy Cardona, about volunteering at Ground Zero.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Anita Rao

Facilitated by
Gaspar Caro

Themes
Historias
September 11
Work

"It was just happenstance that he happened to be there."

Former World Trade Center Director and CEO Charles Maikish remembers John DiGiovanni, who died in the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993.
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Former World Trade Center Director and CEO Charles Maikish remembers John DiGiovanni, who died in the World Trade Center bombing ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Steven Thrasher

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, NY

Themes
September 11
Struggle

"He's always been on my mind ever since then..."

Former NYPD lieutenant Bill Cosgrove remembers carrying Father Mychal Judge, the first official victim of September 11th, out of the World Trade Center.
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Former NYPD lieutenant Bill Cosgrove remembers carrying Father Mychal Judge, the first official victim of September 11th, out of the ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo and Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
Michael Garofalo

Themes
Angels & Mentors
September 11

"There's a form we fill out and it's called 'On My Death.'"

Father Michael Duffy talks about how he came to give the homily at the funeral of his friend, Father Mychal Judge, the first official victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
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Father Michael Duffy talks about how he came to give the homily at the funeral of his friend, Father Mychal ...
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Michael Garofalo with Eve Claxton

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Michael Garofalo

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Angels & Mentors
September 11

"We got to the World Trade Center in a matter of minutes."

Retired NYPD officer Joseph Lutrario remembers responding to the attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in Baldwin, New York
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Retired NYPD officer Joseph Lutrario remembers responding to the attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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Recorded in Baldwin, New York
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Quentin Weld

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, NY

Themes
September 11

"It was Christine's first trip in an airplane."

Lee Hanson and his wife, Eunice, talk about losing three family members who were aboard United Airlines Flight 175 during the September 11 attacks.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Lee Hanson and his wife, Eunice, talk about losing three family members who were aboard United Airlines Flight 175 during the ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Tomas Rios

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
September 11

"I called his name into the phone over and over..."

Beverly Eckert remembers her husband, Sean Rooney, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Beverly Eckert remembers her husband, Sean Rooney, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Maddy Nussbaum

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
September 11

"He described what he used to feel when he came home every night..."

Michele Garcia and her husband, Frank, remember her son NYPD officer Robert Oswain, who patrolled the World Trade Center site shortly after September 11, 2001.
Recorded in Palm Beach Gardens
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Michele Garcia and her husband, Frank, remember her son NYPD officer Robert Oswain, who patrolled the World Trade Center site ...
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Recorded in Palm Beach Gardens,
Produced by
Katie Simon, Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Naomi Greene

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September 11

"We were together for 22 years..."

Barbara Cattano remembers her partner Alena Sesinova who was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Barbara Cattano remembers her partner Alena Sesinova who was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Gaspar Caro, Jasmyn Belcher

Themes
Romance
September 11

"I thought he was the goofiest guy I had ever met..."

Granvilette Kestenbaum remembers her husband, Howard, who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Granvilette Kestenbaum remembers her husband, Howard, who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Chanda Khatso

Facilitated by
Susan Lee

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
September 11
Struggle
Witness

"She was everything to me."

Gladys and Carolina de la Torre remember their older sister Azucena who was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in Florida, Orlando
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Gladys and Carolina de la Torre remember their older sister Azucena who was killed in the World Trade Center on ...
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Recorded in Orlando, Florida
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
Historias
September 11
Struggle

"I was focusing on him coming home."

Jean Braca talks with her son David about losing her husband, Alfred Braca, on September 11, 2001.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Jean Braca talks with her son David about losing her husband, Alfred Braca, on September 11, 2001.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Rose Gorman

In Partnership with
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Themes
September 11
Struggle

"The initial impression was as if we had walked out of the audience and became part of the show..."

John Romanowich, a recovery worker, remembers his first day at Ground Zero after September 11, 2001.
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John Romanowich, a recovery worker, remembers his first day at Ground Zero after September 11, 2001.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo and Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

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September 11

"We were among the first twenty steel burners to go in there."

Jack Murray (R) went down to Ground Zero the day of the September 11 attacks. He tells his friend, Jud Esty-Kendall (L), about cutting steel so rescue workers could search for those buried in the rubble.
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Jack Murray (R) went down to Ground Zero the day of the September 11 attacks. He tells his friend, Jud Esty-Kendall (...
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Katie Simon

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Katie Simon

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September 11

"I think like a lot of families we had the 'missing' posters up."

Antonia Landgraf and Matthew Gambale remember their sister, Giovanna "Gennie" Gambale, who died on September 11, 2001. Gennie worked at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor of Tower One. She was 27 at the time, and living near her parents' home in Brooklyn.
Recorded in New York, New York City
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Antonia Landgraf and Matthew Gambale remember their sister, Giovanna "Gennie" Gambale, who died on September 11, 2001. Gennie worked at Cantor Fitzgerald ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

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September 11

"He had long eyelashes that any woman would die for."

Andrea Doctor remembers her husband, Johnny Doctor Jr., who was killed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Doctor was an information systems technician first class in the United States Navy.
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Andrea Doctor remembers her husband, Johnny Doctor Jr., who was killed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Doctor was an information ...
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Recorded in , District of Columbia
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Susan Lee

In Partnership with
the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Themes
Military
September 11