[Content Note: Terrorism; death; war]

Joe Quinn is a U.S. army veteran who deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. He is also a man whose brother James died on the 102nd floor of the north tower on September 11, 2001.

On its anniversary, he has written a moving piece for the New York Times about his rage, his grief, his abundant love, the things he has learned in the last 17 years, the thing he has realized, and the simple message he has: "End the war."

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