Navigating 9/11 with Faith, Family, and the FDNY
After 9/11, life would never be the same.
As a wife and mom, church volunteer, and small business owner, Ann Van Hine prided herself on being in control of her life.
Pieces Falling is Ann’s story of navigating the very personal loss of her husband, Bruce—a New York City firefighter who died on 9/11—amid the very public tragedy that shocked the world.
Her poignant reflections help answer the questions:
- How do you cope when life lies in pieces around you?
- How do you begin to rebuild in the face of all that has been lost?
- How do you commemorate the past while creating space for your future?
Ann’s journey parallels the evolution of Ground Zero from a place of death and destruction to the moving Memorial Plaza today—and is a beautiful testament to the resilience of a woman, a family, and a nation.