9/11 Widows: Five Years Later

PEOPLE revisits the new moms who lost their husbands on the day of the attacks

SUSAN RETIK

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Retik's husband David, 33, died on American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. She told PEOPLE in Feb. 2002, "I don't feel like a whole person anymore." But the mother of Ben, 8, and Molly, 7, and Dina, 4 (with whom she was pregnant at the time of the attacks) wanted her children to grasp the importance of carrying on, as she was forced to do on Nov. 19, the day baby Dina was born.