Mark Lewis and Kathy Dillaber
- Survivor, Family Member
Army officer who was inside the Pentagon and helped direct evacuees and search for survivors; Pentagon survivor and 9/11 family member whose sister, Patricia Mickley, was killed in the attack.
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As you listen to Kathy and Mark’s story, think about the following questions:
- How did Kathy’s morning start on 9/11? Describe the process she went through as she evacuated the Pentagon.
- What actions did Mark take that day that showed courage or heroism?
- What did Kathy do to remember her sister, Patty, after 9/11?
- When speaking about those who were killed on 9/11, Mark says, “You take on a responsibility to carry on the mission in their memory.” What are some ways you can honor the memory of those killed on 9/11?
As you listen to Kathy and Mark’s story, consider the following questions:
- Describe Kathy’s morning on 9/11. How does this give insight into the way people reacted to the events as they unfolded?
- How did Mark help his colleagues immediately after the attacks and in the hours that followed?
- What are the ways in which Kathy and Mark remember the victims killed on 9/11? How has the process of commemoration changed in the years since the attacks?
- Why is it important to remember the victims of historically significant events, like 9/11, that impact the lives of so many people?