Twenty Years Later: Remembrance and Rebirth

by Chris Matthew Sciabarra

“For twenty years now, I’ve been writing an annual remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001 — primarily through interviews with those who survived that day, but also through pictorials and personal reflections. … here we are on the precipice of another September 11th anniversary — this one, twenty years later. Indeed, it was on a cloudless, sunny late summer Tuesday morning — not unlike today in NYC — that the events of that day unfolded to forever change the lives of so many people in this town, and all over the world. The best way I know how to commemorate 9/11 is to take my readers through the past two decades of what I’ve written here, chronologically, in snippets from each of the featured pieces, which provide a kaleidoscopic view of the events of that day and its aftermath.” (09/07/21)