For most, the anniversary of September 11 is a single day where the country remembers a tragic event, but Kirsten says that thinking can make it more difficult for her. "We live through it all year, and it's not just like September 11th was this one day. It's our lives. It's what has kind of shaped the past six years," she says. "It's different for us."
Matt, who was 9 years old at the time, says he is trying to be like his father. "I believe I've become a better person, and I try to look up to my dad as he was [in] the short time that I knew him."