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On 9/11: The oldest city church holds a mass of peace, filled with memories and comfort

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St Paul's Chapel ( Courtesy of wikipedia

St. Paul’s Chapel served as a sanctuary for rescue workers and volunteers alike.

On 9/11: Bringing the message to children

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Signs of kindness. Photo credit: Megan Jamerson

Hate is what these men say they want to help children deal with.

On 9/11: Difficult conversations with children

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Lori Crotty, 53, from Summit, NJ visited the 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the death of her husband on the attack. Photo by Virginia Gunawan.

As the nation mourned the 13th anniversary of September 11, a 9/11 widow still struggles to explain the loss to her three children. “It has become a great event in the family and our lives definitely revolve around it but it is a difficult subject to talk about,” said Lori Crotty, 53, of Summit, N.J. […]

On 9/11: Witnesses remember

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Martin Snow, 54, owner of the Trinity Boxing Club NYC on September 11, 2014. Photo credit: Christina Dun

“Sometimes you have to get knocked down to realize what it means to get back up again.”

On 9/11: Motorcycles roar through the streets to honor fallen

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John Mora, 43, of Hackensack, N.J. sits on his bike after the 9/11 commemorative ride Thursday morning. Photo credit: Stacey Kilpatrick

“Never forget those souls.”

On 9/11: A pub is filled with joy in remembrance

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9/11 first responders gather for a group photo at their yearly meeting spot, O'Hara's Pub, NYC. Photo by Thom Friend.

A place to come back to each year to honor and remember, but also to celebrate life

NYC Marathon: The last runners

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Dale Pierce-Taylor 62, of Atlanta Georgia, and Clare Ronaghn, 51, of Dallas, Texas, pose happily for a photo after finishing the NYC Marathon late Sunday night. By Zoe Lake.

“New York is the crème de la crème of the marathons, I’ve always loved coming up here,” said Dale-Pierce proudly beaming.

NYC Marathon: Back to tradition on the Upper East Side

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From left to right: Abbie Haklay, Ilene Haklay, Arthur Phillips and Joan Phillips, cheering on runners on the Upper East Side. Photo by Zahra Ahmed.

As a symbol of support, the Boston Marathon’s yellow line ran alongside the familiar blue line that guides runners along their trek in New York.

NYC Marathon: No fear of danger, but extra security a hassle at finish line

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Zac Nicholson, 30, calls his family to arrange meet-up location. Photo by Julia Shu

The bombing at the Boston Marathon and any thoughts of danger were no deterrent to participating in today’s event.

NYC Marathon: Resilience in the Bronx

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Laura Rodriguez, 34 from Bronx, ran the Boston marathon last year. This year she dressed us as a banana to support runners of the NYC Marathon. Photo by Lea

Security in New York was high today, with unprecedented precautionary measures.