So many people had different experiences stemming from the same tragic event, and each story is just as powerful as the next.
Lady GaGa was in high school when the attacks happened 10 years ago, and here's what she remembers:
"I mean, there's so many stories that people don't know. I watched the towers fall from the roof of my school, holding all my best friends. I don't know … just, my affinity and my love and the relationship I have with New York City — it's like the husband I never married."
GaGa has always felt a powerful connection to her hometown, and it's no wonder. It shows up everywhere in her work:
"Well, this is how I get home; my leather jacket's like my Dorothy slippers. … That's why I changed when we sat down. You said, 'I want to ask you about New York,' and I said, 'You'd better get my leather.' I wrote so many songs on this new album [Born This Way] about New York City. I mean, every song on all my albums has some relationship to New York City, but one in particular 'Marry the Night,' that record is about my husband, New York."
We don't doubt your love for your city. And we all remember where we were that day, even if we weren't all on a rooftop in the city itself.
We love NYC so much. We remember those lost, and have infinite respect for those who could carry on to keep it just as amazing today for those who gave their lives that day.
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