9/11 Victims Memorialized Through Touching Cartoons [VIDEO]

September 11, 2011 9:00 am

In an effort to remember the lives of those lost on 9/11, StoryCorps is attempting to record one interview for each person who passed away due to the attacks. Below are animated depictions of the unique stories of those involved in the day that changed our country forever. Get out your tissues because this one’s going to be a tearjerker.

“John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into service—John Jr. was a firefighter, too, and Joe was a police detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.”

“When Richie Pecorella met Karen Juday, she captured his heart and changed his life. They were engaged and living together in Brooklyn when Karen was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, where she worked as an administrative assistant. Here, Richie remembers Karen, his love and inspiration.”

“On the morning of September 11th, Michael Trinidad called his ex-wife, Monique Ferrer, from the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower to say goodbye. In the wake of his death, Monique tells the story of Michael’s lasting legacy—the family they built together.”

VIA BuzzFeed