Jersey Girls who emerged after 9/11 stay activists

August 23, 2011 - 1:50 AM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could be a low-key Sept. 11 for two of the women who became symbols of the attacks' victims.

Lorie Van Auken and Kristen Breitweiser were stay-at-home mothers whose husbands were killed in the World Trade Center. Along with two other women, they became known as the "Jersey Girls," who banded together to lobby Congress to create a federal commission to study the attacks.

They say pushing for answers was the right thing to do — even if they didn't get as many as they had hoped.

Breitweiser says she'll spend the 10th anniversary going for a walk with her 12-year-old daughter and their dogs.

Van Auken says she'll be in New York to see her 22-year-old daughter perform in a play.

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