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A Local Musician's Tribute To 9/11 Receives National Recognition


It's hard to put into words what musician Kitty Donohoe was feeling when she wrote the song "There Are No Words."

"People just needed to connect somehow with other people, just to try and process what happened," said Donohoe.

Only hours after the attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon she helped make that connection with a lyrical message of hope.

Hand in hand, we will still stand, we won't bow down, we are a country together.

She performed "There Are No Words" days later in East Lansing, never thinking she'd get the chance to sing it again. An inspired audience thought otherwise.

"You need to record this song, the president needs to hear this song," said Donohoe, remembering what the audience told her.

Donohoe was invited to DC for a special 9/11 anniversary event three years ago. 

"On September 11th, 2008 they had the dedication of the Pentagon memorial. There were like 16,000 people there who had been intimately touched by 9/11, so it was an amazing experience," said Donohoe.

Now, for the 10th anniversary of that fateful day, she hopes others will experience something similar.

"I think every artist strives to do something that somehow impacts more than just themselves so the fact I was able to write a song that spoke in ways that other people weren't able to, that's a wonderful thing," Donohue.

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