9/11 Families Continue Search For Truth Despite Silence From White House

Members of Congress say 28 redacted pages in the 9/11 inquiry report point to high-level Saudi involvement which the Obama administration refuses to divulge.


When Terry Strada received a phone call from her husband on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, she initially didn’t think much of it. A plane had just flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Tom Strada was working on the 104th floor.

“I just figured it was a small plane that hit the building,” Terry Strada told MintPress News.

She went back to tending to her four-day-old son Justin, but then the images started coming on TV and she knew the worst was upon her.

“I thought ‘No one could have survived that.’”

The thought proved prophetic: Tom Strada’s body was never found.

Tom was a senior vice president of corporate bonds at Cantor Fitzgerald. In addition to Terry and Justin, he left behind Thomas and Kaitlyn, who were 13 and 4 years old, respectively, at the time.

“The children were robbed,” Terry said. “It didn’t just kill Tom, it robbed them of the childhood they were supposed to have, the wonderful dad.”

The Strada family is routinely reminded of that day.

“It’s especially so hard because it was broadcast,” said Kaitlyn, now 14. “It was so public. We see the photos every year, over and over again. Not everyone who has a loss goes through that. I’m reminded of the horrors he had to go through just for going to work to provide for his family.”

Terry, Kaitlyn and Justin were all on Capitol Hill on the eve of their annual reminder, calling on Congress and the president to give them the one thing they are still missing from the fateful day: the full truth about who was behind the attacks.

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