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The 13th – and Final – Tommy Ashton Basketball Tournament

My cousin Tommy Ashton was murdered in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. From the landmark New York Times Portraits of Grief: Saddest day ever. Since then, Tommy’s sisters Colleen and Mary have shepherded the Thomas Ashton Foundation, which has an … Continue reading

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Remembering Tommy Ashton

Eleven years ago today my cousin Tommy Ashton was murdered in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Here’s where he lives on in the 9/11 Memorial Guide. But here’s where Tommy really lives on: In the tireless efforts … Continue reading

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For Tommy Ashton

Ten years ago today my cousin Tommy Ashton was murdered in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. From the New York Times inspired (and inspirational) Portraits of Grief series: SHARING OLD MEMORIES Thomas Ashton It was home movies night on … Continue reading

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9/11, In Memoriam

Many thanks to Dan Kennedy for posting the New York Times “Portraits of Grief” series on his (really) hardworking Media Nation blog. It reminded me that I should revisit the NYT portrait of my cousin Tommy Ashton, tragically murdered in … Continue reading

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