• Children cope with loss
• Prayer service: 'We shall not be moved'
• The mighty and the meek
• New York remembers firefighters
• Survivor recounts harrowing escape
• Passengers voted to attack hijackers
• 'Just get out of there'
• Industry, media figures among victims


Personal accounts of terror, tragedy and survival

Ron Saladino: A World Trade Center crash survivor's story
Ron Saladino is a survivor of the World Trade Center crash. He joined the chat room from New York.

Boyfriend to trapped sweetheart: 'Just get out of there'
Chris Mills' girlfriend Danielle Kousoulis worked on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower, and she was at her office at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday when the hijacked American Airlines flight No. 11 crashed into the tower.

Searching for a loved one -- and hoping, praying
As her sister desperately wandered the streets of lower Manhattan, Erica Zucker spent Wednesday making phone calls. Hoping. Praying.

A witness to the destruction
Louis Lesce was on the 86th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower when the hijacked airplane slammed into the building Tuesday morning. He spoke Wednesday with CNN anchor Natalie Allen about his dark, wet escape down a winding stairwell.

Passengers voted to attack hijackers
Passengers on board the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in rural Pennsylvania Tuesday apparently decided to attack the terrorists who had commandeered the plane, according to family members of one passenger.

A grandmother's trip ends suddenly, awfully
Everybody called her "Grammy," but her name was Thelma Cuccinello, and she was 71.

Reporting from Ground Zero
I was in my apartment in downtown Manhattan when I heard a tremendous explosion. I ran to the street with my cell phone, and started moving south.

Witnesses to the moments
A wall of thick smoke and debris showered over the streets for blocks around the World Trade Center Tuesday, enveloping workers and visitors in what one called a "holy hell" -- after two hijacked passenger jets smashed through the towers, causing them both to collapse.

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