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Sept. 11 essay


Sept. 11 essay

How has your life changed because of what happened on September 11, 2001?

I was not scheduled to be in the Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald newsroom on September 11, 2001, but when I got to my desk the city editor asked me to write this essay to lead the next day’s front page.

Seeing those images again on TV this morning takes me right back to that day, 13 years ago.

God bless ...

John Breneman

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