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9/11: 20 years later

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Each charted a distinct course, holding up against seizing pain, physical limitations and debilitating trauma.
First responders, military members, survivors and families of the deceased reflected on the past two decades after Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.
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(Lyle Owerko)
Within the maelstrom of the 9/11 attacks, individual lives were devastated, their trajectories forever altered as the United States and the world were buffeted by the forces unleashed that day.
How a singing police officer comforted a grieving nation after 9/11 — and why the moment couldn’t last.
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Four severe burn survivors of the Pentagon attack, interviewed by The Washington Post for this story, have each charted a distinct course, holding up against seizing pain, physical limitations and debilitating trauma. They have anguished. They have celebrated. They have marked 20 years.
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