The anniversary of a catastrophe

Moment of impact — The tragedy of 11 years ago became etched in our generation’s mind. Creative Commons

Sept. 11, 2012 marks the 11th anniversary of the day that New York City played host to one of the greatest tragedies in U.S. history. Most undergraduate students were in elementary school at the time that this catastrophe struck our nation. In fact, I can remember what it was like for me […]

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Overcoming adversity

Taking a moment of silence, remembering those who lost their lives or even thanking those who are still fighting for our freedom is not enough. We must never give up — never back down in the face of adversity. Millions of eyes and hearts gripped the edge of reality as the blackened sky […]

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My brother, my hero

My brother had only been on the NYC Fire Squad for about two years in 2001. He was married in 1998 while living in Florida working for a local fire department and decided to follow his dream to become a New York City Fireman. The reason I mention this is because of an important […]

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Family’s faith helps cope in fear

Kirsten Wilson sits down on the sectional in the living room of her townhome, located at the top of Liberty Mountain. She picks up her small dog, places him on her lap and begins to tell her story — a story filled with fragmented images of fear and faith. “We were proud New Yorkers. […]

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