Courtney Bowie: ‘A Week After 9/11, I Was Still Crying’

Written by on August 29, 2011, for Everyday Health

10 Years Later: ‘How 9/11 Changed Me’ – Interviews by Liz Neporent

The Midwestern 20-something — who had close ties to New York co-workers who witnessed the 9/11 attacks — says the patriotic feelings she developed in their aftermath haven’t wavered since.

Imagine sitting in Columbus, Ohio on the phone with people in New York City when the first plane hit during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. That’s what happened to 27-year-old Courtney Bowie, who was on a conference call with several colleagues situated in various buildings close to the towers. One moment they were discussing work, the next she heard a commotion on the other end of the line.
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