"We have a common bond of loss," Bucca says. "We've walked the same path."
Five other family members of victims flew to the island for this week's hearings. Bucca so far is the only one to formally address the media.
When asked what she would tell others who are related to Sept. 11 victims, she said, "I would want to reassure the families."
"Even though they're frustrated with the process, I think what's going on here, before we get to the real essence of what we all want to be seeing, is a necessary groundwork to successfully get through a trial and not have to go through something like this again."
"I am so impressed by the dedication and commitment that I've seen from everyone involved in this from all sides," she adds. "Everyone is doing this for the long haul."