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Sisters of 9/11 victims share their grief

NEW YORK (PIX11) — On the morning of September 11, 2001, the sun shone its last glow on the iconic Twin Towers. Within two hours, the hijackers carried out the worst act of terrorism in world history.

Queens’ Ansura Kasimatides said: “Everybody remembers that sunny blue sky day. I remember thinking everything was going to be fine because my brother John was like MacGyver.

By the end of the day, Katsimatides and her family knew they would never see John again.

“When I realized it was dawn, I realized that he hadn’t returned. We held out hope for a month, but it had to come to fruition,” Katsimatides said. Told.

John, 31, worked at Tower as a bond broker for Kantor Fitzgerald on 9/11. Twenty-one years later, nearly 3,000 loved ones of the innocent lives lost continue to unite at the Plaza His Memorial to remember the fallen.

“What a lot of people don’t understand is that for some people it’s the days leading up to 9/11 or the week of 9/11. is reliving it, but for my family, it’s about every day we live,” said Bea Woolen.

Woolen’s sister, Tamara Thurman, was a Pentagon sergeant. She was in the Pentagon at the time of the attack.

“So close in age, we grew up together. Two peas in a pod. You saw me when you saw her,” Woolen said.

After the fateful tragedy, Uhlen keeps her sister’s memory in her heart. Like many others, Katsimatides pledges to become a better person in memory of her beloved brother.

“I miss him. I don’t know what his life would have been like had he been here, but I promised him every day that I would live the biggest, brightest, most fulfilling life I could.” Katsimatides said. “No matter how many years pass, what happened to my family, my family, my country and the world will never be forgotten, and if we live more compassionately, it will be a tribute to the lives lost. Love in our hearts.”

Members of the 9/11 Museum and Memorial want to keep people coming to Memorial Plaza so families remember their loved ones. So that future generations will remember this difficult day and never forget it. Sisters of 9/11 victims share their grief

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