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By Brian Soergel
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9/11 20 years later: A lifelong obsession | Guest View


Last updated 9/10/2021 at 12:32pm

Beacon photo by Brian Soergel

From 2014: The Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan as seen from St. Paul's Chapel.

Last week, we asked for your memories of 9/11, that tragic day from 20 years ago this Saturday. 

I wasn't there, and can't pretend to feel the same emotions of those who were, those who survive.

But 9/11 has become a big part of my life. I've read most of the books written about that day, including "Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11"; "The Only Plane in the Sky"; "The Looming Tower"; "The Day the World Came to Town"; "102 Minutes"; "The 9/11 Report"; and "The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World."

There are many others.

I've seen all the movies and TV specials.

Why the obsession? One re...

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