9/11 Coverage and Reader Reflections

The Gazette recently asked readers to reflect on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 with guest columns and letters. These submissions, which have been published in the print edition and online, are compiled below along with anniversary coverage from our news and wire pages.

There have been several times in my life when I have lived through periods of not knowing. Not knowing what’s happening or what the outcome of not...

We were just a couple of weeks into the new school year in 2001, at the Franklin County middle school where I taught seventh graders science. While...

I was working in Northampton when the jets crashed into the twin towers, but I felt the impact more closely a few days later. A college friend who...

Prior to 9/11, the airlines were dealing with what was defined as air rage, disgruntled patrons were forcing their way into airplane cockpits to...

SOUTH HADLEY — One of the speakers at Saturday’s 20th anniversary 9/11 observance on the Town Common had not even been born when the planes struck...

EASTHAMPTON – Under clear blue skies on Saturday morning, Easthampton residents of all ages crowded around the city’s Public Safety Complex and...

EASTHAMPTON — In the days immediately following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, patriots in Easthampton expressed their outrage, grief and...

Like many people across the country, Dan Constantine stood in front of his television in Easthampton in shock on Sept. 11, 2001, watching the...

There is no such thing as closure for the Sachs family.Stephen and Karen Sachs’ youngest daughter, Jessica, was on the first jetliner to crash into...

I remember vividly the powerful and moving candlelight vigil on the night of Sept. 11, 2001.More than 800 people streamed into the sanctuary of...

Amidst swell and silence twin anguishesthat do not decayFloyd CheungFlorence

On the day after Sept. 11, 2001, I walked on the land we’d recently “saved” on the Mount Holyoke Range. As my dog footballed through a bramble...

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