Alissa Torres, widow of 911 victim Eddie Torres:
The afternoon of the attack, I gathered in a makeshift 9/11 Family Center nearby St. Vincent's Hospital with other shocked families from my husband's work. We shared rumors and truths cobbled together from what we had, which was not much. Before I left that night, I posted a note on the wall: "To give/get information, please call …"
My phone rang all night, every call from a desperate person looking for answers, too.
In those days, the search for answers gave me a sense of purpose, an organizing principle in a life turned chaotic. I have watched this churning need in other trauma victims since then, and I now suspect there was a part of me that, at least initially, believed the truth might have some magic in it: the power to roll back time, the power to fix it. To bring Eddie back.
The entire post is worth reading.