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9/11 Stories Ten Years Later
Stuyvesant High School students remember being so close to towers, a firefighter's heroic story, the road to healing shattered lives, workers from Ground Zero are ill, and a Congressional Medal of Honor winner speaks.
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9/11 Emergency Responders Were Heroes Long Before Fateful Day. A firefighter is pictured here breaking down after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11, 2001. 

 

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Read about how a 9/11 Mobile Trauma Unit Helped Pave The Road to Recovery. Pictured here is the original mobile unit that provided free counseling and therapy to those in need in Ground Zero and throughout New York City in the weeks and months after 9/11.

(Children Health Fund)

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9/11's high school students were mere blocks away when the Twin Towers were hit and subsequently fell. Three students talk about how the day changed them.

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The reporter for the piece on Stuyvesant students gives his firsthand account of evacuating the school on that day and reflects on the spirit of 9/11.

(Courtesy Noah Van Gilder)

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As throngs ran from the World Trade Center on September 11, the man who planned a care-free day with friends visiting from Mexico ran toward the towers. Rafael Hernández says now that he must sleep hooked up to a respirator because of toxic dust he inhaled during several months of work at Ground Zero.

(Courtesy: Rafael Hernández)

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Colors is a restaurant that was opened by employees of Windows of the World, a restaurant that lost many workers on 9/11. It has struggled to remain open but managed to survive.

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Argentine doctor, Alejandra Ciappa, remembers that on 9/11 she helped evacuate seniors and that amid horror -- there was hope.

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While a nation mourned, sports helped to begin the healing. New York Yankees' Jorge Posada greeted U.S. Army Sgt. Al Betancourt, left, and Congressional Medal of Honor awardee Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry before ceremonies to honor the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001.

(AP)

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Hundreds of low-paid workers that worked on the perimeter of the disaster site haven't been nearly as visible as those who worked at the site itself, but they are struggling to cope with how their proximity to Ground Zero has transformed their lives.

(AP)

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U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Leroy Arthur Petry talks to Geraldo Rivera about what 9/11 means to him.

(Charles Dharapak / AP Photo)

9/11 Stories Ten Years Later

Stuyvesant High School students remember being so close to towers, a firefighter's heroic story, the road to healing shattered lives, workers from Ground Zero are ill, and a Congressional Medal of Honor winner speaks.

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