Honoring the victims and the families forever changed on 9/11

Nearly 18 years after the planes hit, firefighter Michael Haub’s remains were identified; his family held a wake for him in 2002.
2:07 | 09/12/19

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Final wli tonight heeshg, across the country today, a nation paused to remember. It's difficult to believe it's been 18 years since 9/11. The images seared in all of our memories. And the pain and loss for so many families still there today. It's been 18 years since the horror played out on that clear September morning, 9/11. And every year, we as a nation pause to remember. At the flight 93 national memorial in shanksville, Pennsylvania, a mother touches her son's name. At the 9/11 memorial in New York City, this woman remembering her cousin, Robert horohoe Jr. And every year, the bells at 8:46, when the first plane hit. And it never gets easier. My aunt, for whom I named my daughter after -- I love you forever. We miss you infinitely and our lives have never been the same. My father, firefighter martin Nicholas Demaio, hazmat company one. We miss you, we love you and we know that you're proud of us. And then, there was this. Last week, nearly 18 years after the planes hit, firefighter Michael Hobbs remains were identified. This was the wake for him in 2002, his wife Erika, his son Michael just 3 years old at the time, wearing a fire helmet. And now, with those remains 18 years later, his family again. His daughter, Kiersten, his widow, his son Michael right there again. He's now 21 and in uniform, an absoluting. He's a corporal in the Marines. The firefighters presenting Michael with his father's helmet. Tonight, we honor that firefighter and his family and all of the families forever changed by 9/11. We remember all of those who were lost on 9/11 and we honor their families. Thank you for watching here on a Wednesday night. The democratic debate with all the leading candidates all on one stage right here tomorrow night. I'll see you then.

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