Ann Van Hine lost her husband, a New York City firefighter, on 9-11. She has spoken to school groups about experiencing personal loss amid a national tragedy, led walking tours of the National 9/11 Memorial, and addressed the European Parliament. Her story will be included in a Netflix Documentary – Turning Point 9/11. Her book Pieces Falling: navigating 9/11 with faith, family and the FDNY will be published this summer.
I am a mom of grown daughters, widow of a FDNY firefighter, retired small business owner, volunteer docent, children’s ministries worker, friend, avid reader, published writer, event speaker and breast cancer survivor. In 2015 I got a new title – Mom-mom. On long car rides, I like to drink coffee, eat sour patch kids and listen to podcasts or audio books.
Wife 1980 -2001
FDNY Sept 11 widow
Mom of 2 grown daughters
Mom-mom to 3 grandkids.
Started own business in 1975 – New School of Dance Arts
Retired from that same business 2011
Breast cancer survivor
Children’s Ministries Director for Metro NY District Church of the Nazarene 1996 – 2015
Leadership roles in local church since 1980 to 2015
Docent at the 9-11 Tribute Museum in Manhattan since 2006
Leads tours for 9-11 Tribute Museum on the National September 11 Memorial since 2011
Speaks to school groups at Tribute Museum
Member of Performing Tribute since 2008
Passion for “telling the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of our Lord and Savior”
I have been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Newsweek. My story appears in The Trees: Growing a Forest at Ground Zero.