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Sept. 11 remembered

Two dozen Midpeninsula residents share their stories of heartbreak and hope

Vanessa Roach was getting ready to go to work at Stanford University. Yonkel Goldstein was at a meeting in New York City, across from the World Trade Center. Samina Sundas was shopping in Costco. Chet Frankenfield was vacationing in Canada.

These four Palo Alto area residents, along with nearly two dozen others, recently recalled the moments they heard about -- or witnessed -- the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, as well as their feelings and experiences of that day.

The Palo Alto Weekly is sharing their first-person stories, posted below, as our community reflects upon the tragic events of that day and how our lives and thinking have changed as a result.

To read residents' recollections, click on their names below.

Also, several of their stories have been captured in a video.

In New York City

Yonkel Goldstein: At Ground Zero

Kimberley Stewart: A Miracle amid Tragedy

Along the Midpeninsula

Vanessa Roach: Two Haunting Words

Theresa Carey: Saved by Volleyball

Tracy Douglas: The Mattress Dilemma

Samina Sundas: A Voice for Peace

Tina McMinn: Far from Home

Megan Hulce: Who Could Believe ... ?

Carina Rossner: Birth Amid Chaos

Mohinder Pelia: A Visitor Stands in Solidarity

Kathleen Hughes: Almost Losing the Love of Her Life

Mark Meyers: There for Our Country

Adrift in the U.S.A.

Richard Placone: Voyage of a Lifetime

Art Kraemer: 'Stuck' on Maui

Mark VanZanten: A Forced Landing

Paul Werner: On a Boston Bus

Miriam Palm: Return from Montana

A World Away

Chet Frankenfield: Our Canadian Neighbors

Anne Ream: Talismans in Milan

Jeanne Kennedy: The Hospitality of Strangers

Mimm Patterson: Homesick, in Ireland

Alice Smith: A View from the U.K.

Romeo Horvath: Deployed in Kosovo

Bill Barranco: Whose News?

Joy Robinson: Sympathy in Tibet

Poetic Reflections

M. A. Fruth: Gap Teeth

Carolyn Dole: Silent Skies

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