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HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - It was September 2001, Steve Alderman's 60th birthday. His wife Liz put together the trip of a lifetime -– two weeks in a rented home in Provence, one with their three grown children and the second with friends. On Saturday, September 8, the kids left France for the U.S. -– Jeff for Oklahoma, Jane for Washington, D.C. and Peter for New York City, where he worked for the media company, Bloomberg.

On Tuesday, the Aldermans took their visiting friends to the medieval village of Rousillon. "We were poking around in a shop and one of the saleswomen starting crying and said, ‘Are you Americans? Terrible things have happened in your country; the World Trade Center has been knocked down and the Pentagon,'" Liz Alderman recalled. click here to read more

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