Tyree Bacon is a court officer for the State Courts of New York. He was stationed at 100 Centre Street, ten blocks from the World Trade Center, on September 11, 2001.
In this video, Bacon tells his story of what happened that day.
Robert Weisberg is an accountant and a longtime volunteer firefighter who worked a block away from the World Trade Center. Weisberg was on his way to work when the first plane hit.
Carol Paukner is a former New York City Transit Police Officer. On September 11th she was assigned to the Broadway/Nassau subway station, which is about a block away from the World Trade Center.
She received the NYPD Medal of Valor, in recognition of an extraordinary act of courage without regard for personal safety.
Alex Nikulin was a 16-year-old senior at Bronx Science on September 11th. Watching events unfold at home, he decided he needed to help. The next day, he made his way down to Manhattan where he volunteered for the Salvation Army and was asked to unload supplies at Ground Zero.
Richard Doerler is a sergeant with the Nassau County Police Department Emergency Service Unit and is also a former NYPD officer. On September 11th, Doerler's experience with confined-space rescues made him invaluable in the rescue of Port Authority Police Officer Sgt. John McLoughlin. McLoughlin was the last man pulled alive from the World Trade Center.
William Fischer was a NYPD Emergency Services Unit officer on September 11th. He was involved in the rescue of Port Authority Police Officer Sgt. John McLoughlin, the last man pulled alive from the ruins of the World Trade Center.
Fischer comes from a family of cops that goes back more than 100 years. He says approaching Ground Zero on September 11th was literally like going from day into night.
Stacey Goodman is a Suffolk County Police detective. She served as a volunteer for a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' emergency response team that was deployed to Ground Zero. She was there for 23 days.
Kenneth George is a retired New York City Highway Department worker. He was assigned by the city to help out at Ground Zero.
James Vaz works at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and is a volunteer firefighter on Long Island. He and a group of his fellow firefighters travelled to Manhattan to find their comrade Lincoln "Linc" Quappe. Quappe, a member of FDNY's Rescue Two, also served as a volunteer firefighter on Long Island.
Christine Famiglietti is a former New York City Police Officer. She spent much of September 11 with a group of 25 fellow officers who were held in reserve in case there were more attacks. She was first assigned to Ground Zero on September 12, 2011.