StoryCorps Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary

The 9/11 anniversary tributes are kind of exhausting! It’s obviously an important and meaningful thing to a lot of people, but there’s something about the way in which everyone has to have their take on it that actually seems, at least to me, to be having the opposite of the intended effect. This week on a very special episode of Pawn Stars. I genuinely do hope that all of these tributes do make someone feel better, or whatever it is they’re supposed to feel. Better is probably the wrong word. It’s a horrible thing. But you know what I mean: whatever the point of them is, I hope they do that for someone. That would be great. Don’t worry about me. I will get over it, I promise. I just wish that if everyone’s 9/11 anniversary tributes could be as quietly understated and emotionally resonant as the three short animations that StoryCorps has released to commemorate the event (as part of a larger and more ambitious project to collect at least one story for every person who lost their lives in the attack). They really are good, and you can watch all three after the jump:

She Was the One

Always a Family

John and Joe