The September 11 attacks shook the foundations of American life. A decade later, we asked AZPM viewers and listeners to share their reflections on that day and the years that have followed.

For the Tumarkins, the day was doubly fateful: the pair experienced 9/11 while adopting their daughter, Ann Lei, in China. They describe the bittersweet day during which so many lives ended but their life as a family began.