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Meet the eyewitnesses who share their stories in 'Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11'

The feature documentary, directed by David Belton and Bjørn Johnson, premieres Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at 10 p.m. ET on MSNBC and Peacock.
Photo collage: Portraits of Erik Tischler, Mary Adams, Sheila Moody, Daisy Khan and Dr. Robert Lahita.
Zebediah Smith; MSNBC

In the wake of 9/11, artist Ruth Sergel set up a plywood video booth in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pa. Hundreds of eyewitnesses shared their intimate recollections in the aftermath of the attacks. Now, twenty years later, they return to reflect upon the past two decades and how they’ve moved forward. Meet some of the voices of “Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11.”

Rik Parker, New York City

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Rik Parker is a former EMT who volunteered at Ground Zero shortly after the attacks.Zebediah Smith

Lisa Ridd, New York City

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Lisa Ridd's friend Lindsay was on the 89th floor of the south tower on Sept. 11, 2001.Zebediah Smith

Erik Tischler, New York City

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Erik Tischler was heading home to his parents' house when he offered a helping hand to two strangers.Zebediah Smith

Joanne Capestro, New York City

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Joanne Capestro was on the 87th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center.Zebediah Smith

Dr. Robert Lahita, New York City

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Dr. Robert Lahita traveled to Ground Zero with two paramedics shortly after the attacks to help with rescue efforts.Zebediah Smith

Donald Byrd, New York City

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Donald Byrd is a choreographer who was living and working in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.Zebediah Smith

Mary Adams, New York City

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Mary Adams' brother Charlie worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center.Zebediah Smith

Daisy Khan, New York City

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Daisy Khan speaks from the perspective of grieving the attacks as a Muslim woman.Zebediah Smith

Elizabeth Regensburger and Raegan Gonzalez, New York City

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Elizabeth Regensburger gave birth to her daughter, Raegan, in New York City 10 days after the attacks.Zebediah Smith

AJ Devine, Washington, D.C.

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AJ Devine was an airline pilot in the Navy Reserves at the time of the attacks and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.Zebediah Smith

Sheila Moody, Washington, D.C.

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Sept. 11, 2001 was Sheila Moody's first day of work at the Pentagon.Zebediah Smith

Donn Marshall, Washington, D.C.

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Don Marshall's wife, Shelley, was in the Pentagon the day of the attacks.Zebediah Smith

"Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11” premieres Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 at 10 p.m. ET on MSNBC and Peacock.