The following clips were created by StoryCorps, a nonprofit dedicated to recording the stories of Americans all over the country. You can hear these online, on their weekly NPR show, or at the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress. One of their missions is to record a story in honor of every life lost on 9/11. Since 2005, they've recorded over 1,100 interviews.
What we lost that day were people. Mothers, fathers. Brothers and sisters. Children. Husbands. Wives. And no matter what your politics are or how you feel about what happened after this day, please, keep this in mind because this is what's important.