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McLoughlin Take 2: Attacks left family with unfillable hole

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This little kid, just 7 years old and wearing his father’s way-too-large police hat, handed me a badge with his dad’s picture on it and asked me to wear it on the television news that night. After clearing my throat, I told him no problem. This was the summer after the murders at the World Trade Center, and the boy was John Leahy, youngest of three sons of Officer James Leahy, one of the 23 ...

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September 9, 2011
8:59 a.m.

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You got me in tears. I feel the patriotism many Americans feel about 9/11. That said, as a widow I understand how a family feels about their own grief. I hope Mrs Leahy can find a way to remember the day that she and her family can find peace with.