- was the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil in history and sparked a global war on terror.
- As a survivor, author Helaina Hovitz lived with the effects of being within a couple of blocks of the collapsing towers for years.
- Seventeen years later, the US still feels the aftermath of that day.
Helaina Hovitz is the author of the memoir "After 9/11" and works as a journalist and editor focusing on social good, health, and wellness. Follow her work at HelainaHovitz.com and on Twitter and Facebook. She still lives in New York City.