I woke to the phone ringing. My mom told us to put on the news. M and I watched in complete horror as the towers fell. It seemed too unbelievable to be real. In shock, we held each other close, and I wept. Later we learned that M's college friend with two small children lost her husband in that moment. The brother of a close friend who believed in the military's peacekeeping role was killed at the Pentagon. To honor him, their family joined others to form an organization calling to end further acts of violence in their names. Peace.
--from Life from Here