They were kids, or not even born yet, when America’s heart broke for them. More than 3,000 children and young adults lost a parent in the deadliest terror attack on American soil, instantly making them known as the children of 9/11.
As the 15th anniversary of the attacks approaches, these children are now adults or nearly so, and their September 11 legacy is now theirs to shape.
And they have done it in ways as varied as working with refugees, studying the forces that led to the attacks and pursuing a parent’s unrealized pro-sports dream.
Here are some of their stories READ MORE