Monday marks 16 years and yet when I think about the events of September 11th, 2001, I still choke up. I will never, ever forget the emotions I felt that fateful day. and in some ways, my emotions have changed now that I'm a mom. I felt sadness before for all of the people who lost their lives, but I feel a different sadness now. A deeper sadness. I think about all of the children who lost their parents and there's an aching in my heart that wasn't as strong before I had a child of my own.

I think that in some ways, my emotions have changed now that I'm a mom. For all of these years, I've felt for all who lost their lives,  but I feel a different sadness now. A deeper sadness. I think about all of the children who lost their parents and there's an aching in my heart that wasn't as strong before I had a child of my own. I can't even fathom what must have been going through the minds of the victims when they absolutely knew they weren't going to make it home to their babies and that their babies would grow up without them.

On September 11, 2014, Glenn and I had the honor of speaking with an amazingly brave woman named Florence Engorian who survived the attack on the South Tower on September 11, 2001. We also spoke with Damon DiMarco and Emily, the little girl that Florence was five months pregnant with when the towers fell.

If you're looking for a book about 9/11 that will give you a clear idea of what it must've been like to see the carnage first-hand, Damon DiMarco's book Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 is the perfect book for you. Pick up the book here and read the true stories of men and women who experienced 9/11 first hand and learn how the events of that day changed their lives forever.

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