Brielle Saracini

  • Family Member, Next Generation
  • Captioned

Daughter of 9/11 Flight Captain. 

2021 Webinar Video - Brielle Saracini

2021 Webinar Brielle Saracini English

This story was filmed as part of our Anniversary in the Schools program, which introduces students to first-person accounts of the 9/11 attacks. Participate in this year’s free program by completing this registration form.

Teaching Guides

As you listen to Brielle’s story, think about the following questions:

  • Brielle talked about the way she grieved her father’s death and what helped her get through each day. What examples did she give?
  • What is one way in which Brielle honors her father’s memory today?
  • How does hearing one person’s story of this event help us remember 9/11? How can you help others honor and remember 9/11 in your own community?

  • How did Brielle’s age impact her grieving process? How did she find normalcy after 9/11?
  • Brielle said that her wedding date is a reminder that “life doesn’t work out the way you want it to but sometimes it works out the way it should.” What does this mean to you?
  • What is one way in which Brielle honors her father’s memory today?
  • 9/11 had a far-reaching impact around the world. How does hearing one person’s personal story change or deepen your understanding of the 9/11 attacks?

  • What is one way in which Brielle honors her father’s memory? How was she influenced by his life and interests?
  • Describe how Brielle approached the grieving process at 10 years old. How did this process change as she got older?
  • Brielle said that her wedding date is a reminder that “life doesn’t always work out the way you want it to but sometimes it works out the way it should.” What does this mean to you? Could it apply to more recent events?
  • After 20 years, why is it important to remember the personal impact of tragedies like 9/11? How might this change the way you interpret more recent tragedies?

Additional Resources

Read a blog post to learn more about Brielle’s healing process after 9/11. To learn more about Brielle’s father, Victor J. Saracini, who was killed on 9/11 visit the Memorial Guide. If you’re interested in hearing more stories from 9/11 family members, visit our Webinar Stories archive.