Stories of veterans, service members, and military families, recorded through our Military Voices Initiative.
"She said, 'You're stooping. Don't ever do that. We're very proud of you.'"
“Because she was Asian, they wouldn’t accept her. Mom said she didn’t care; she enlisted anyway.”
“I was dead. Then she found out I was alive.”
Animations for reflection and conversation among parents, students, and educators.
Honoring September 11th
Voices recorded as part of our national project to record at least one story to honor each of the lives lost during the attacks.
Always a Family
Monique Ferrer remembers her last conversation with her ex-husband, Michael Trinidad, who was killed in the September 11th attacks.
"He gave me the joys of motherhood, and the pains of motherhood."
Talat Hamdani remembers her son, a NYPD cadet who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and was wrongfully accused of having terrorist links.
John and Joe
Retired firefighter John Vigiano Sr. lost both his sons on September 11, 2001—John Jr., also a firefighter, and Joe, a police detective.