This event was held on November 8, 2011 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
On September 11, 2001, local resident John Titus lost his daughter Alicia, a flight attendant on United Airlines 175, when the plane crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. It was the second plane to hit the World Trade Center.
At this special event, John will share memories of Alicia and discuss how faith and love helped him cope with the years following the attacks and assisted him in writing his new book "Losing Alicia: A Father's Journey After 9/11." This event includes a book signing and books will be on sale.
The forward of John's compelling new book states that "readers will not only witness a father's struggle over the murder of his young, vibrant and beautiful daughter, but they (will) walk with him through his agonizing grief after one of the most horrific tragedies in history, September 11, 2001."
John Titus is a retired college administrator and mental health counselor who divides his time between Michigan and Ohio. Since Alicia's death, John has become a strong advocate for peace and social justice - writing articles, participating in documentaries and political activism and giving talks throughout the United States, Canada and Italy.