It’s rough. But it’s necessary. It’s easy to say “3000 people died on 9/11.”. But over time, it just becomes a statistic, a sad event from the past that affected a handful of people - especially someone like me who’s never been to New York or DC, and doesn’t know anyone whose lived there and was directly affected.
Articles like that help me remember - realize, comprehend, understand - that these were people whose very last minutes were among the most terrifying experienced by any who’ve lived on Earth.
It’s amazing how much the story of a single picture of a nameless man brings the humanity into the horror.