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Children of 9/11

Sean Jordan, 9, of Westhampton, spends time with

Sean Jordan, 9, of Westhampton, spends time with the family dog, Wolf, at home. The Jordan family lost their father Andrew Jordan, a member of the FDNY, during the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Sean was born Sept. 26, 2001 - 15 days later. Photo Credit: Chris Ware

On Long Island, more than 1,000 were left without parents on Sept. 11. Some never knew their fathers, because they were born in the months after Sept. 11. Others knew them but were forced to grow up without them, knowing more about their "hero status" than about the people themselves.

Sean Jordan, 9, of Westhampton, spends time with
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

Sean Jordan, 9, of Westhampton, spends time with the family dog, Wolf, at home. The Jordan family lost their father Andrew Jordan, a member of the FDNY, during the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Sean was born Sept. 26, 2001 - 15 days later.

From left, Kelsey, 13, Andrew Jr., 19, Sean,
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

From left, Kelsey, 13, Andrew Jr., 19, Sean, 9, and Matthew Jordan, 15, at their home in Westhampton. The Jordan children lost their father Andrew Jordan, a member of the FDNY, during the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

From left, Kelsey, 13, Sean, 9, Andrew Jr.,
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

From left, Kelsey, 13, Sean, 9, Andrew Jr., 19, and Matthew Jordan, 15, at their home in Westhampton.

Matthew, 15, and Sean Jordan, 9, play basketball
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

Matthew, 15, and Sean Jordan, 9, play basketball at their home in Westhampton. Sean was born on Sept. 26, 2001, 15 days after the Jordan children lost their father, Andrew Jordan, in the terror attacks on the World Trade Center.

From left, Andrew Jr., 19, Sean, 9, and
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

From left, Andrew Jr., 19, Sean, 9, and Kelsey Jordan, 13, play basketball at their home in Westhampton.

From left, Sean, 9, and Andrew Jordan Jr.,
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

From left, Sean, 9, and Andrew Jordan Jr., 19, of Westhampton, play in their pool on a summer day.

Fifteen-year-old Matthew Jordan, left, of Westhampton, talks about
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

Fifteen-year-old Matthew Jordan, left, of Westhampton, talks about the possibilities of becoming a firefighter. His father, Andrew Jordan, was a city firefighter who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Amy and Peter Mastrocinque with their father, Rudolph,
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Amy and Peter Mastrocinque with their father, Rudolph, and their mother, Meryl. Mastrocinque was a property claims representative at Marsh & McLennan Securities Corp. at the World Trade Center.

Amy and Peter Mastrocinque in their home in
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Amy and Peter Mastrocinque in their home in Kings Park, NY. (July 31, 2011)

Amy and Peter Mastrocinque in their home in
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Amy and Peter Mastrocinque in their home in Kings Park, NY (July 31, 2011)

Amy and Peter Mastrocinque look at photos from
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Amy and Peter Mastrocinque look at photos from Amy's Sweet 16 in 2001 as they sit in their home in Kings Park, NY. (July 31, 2011)

Amy Mastrocinque holds an album from her Sweet
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Amy Mastrocinque holds an album from her Sweet 16 party from 2001 in her home in Kings Park, NY. (July 31, 2011)

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