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Typists compile New York memories of 9/11

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Typists compile New York memories of 9/11


The sun shines on Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York, 2753 chairs, one for each victim, sit empty as the city remembers 9/11.

A team of typists record the memories of passers by as they relive the events of that dreadful day ten years on.

Darnell Thornton from Brooklyn:

“I was in New York at that time and I went overseas to fight in Iraq after what happened. I just remember how heartbroken I felt, for the people for the city, for the country.”

Ellen, a nurse, remembers a time when America pulled together:

“I was a nurse and I volunteered with one of the search rescue teams from California. It was just an enormous sadness surrounded by an enormous amount of compassion and support.”

Courtney Richter, one of the typists, was struck by one of the memories she recorded:

“Another woman said that she wished that America had used that opportunity to become peacemakers and not warmongers.”

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