September is an emotional, introspective time of year for me. It's an anniversary of sorts. Eleven years ago, on that fateful day that changed our country and the world as I knew it, I decided to become a journalist.
I wrote my story for a website called Intersect a year ago, for the 10-year anniversary, and as I went through draft after draft, I was reminded of an important lesson: Everyone (over the age of 15) has their own September 11 story. And each story is a vital-yet-painful piece of our American identity.
Here's my story: The Day I Discovered Who I Am.
And here are the stories of first responders we interviewed last year:
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And because September 11 reminds us to be vigilant against future attacks, here's a