Today marks the eleventh year after the attacks of September 11, 2001. US Army Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood killer, has still not been designated a terrorist, although he screamed “Allahu Akbar” as he shot down soldiers and civilians, killing 14, on an Army base on U.S. soil. That act of the U.S. Government defies comprehension, but when you look at the following, you comprehend because it is seared into your memory, your imagery and your heart. If you knew someone who died that day, the comprehension is multiplied by the thousands.
I read the story of The Falling Man again. I’ve read it, read it every year since it was published in 2009. It is believed some 200 people jumped from the World Trade Towers rather than die in the furnace inside.
The photograph now known as The Falling Man was taken by world-renowned photographer, Richard Drew. The quest to identify him went around the world. Some feel they have done so. The family of the man identified has split. The wife and daughters say the man is not their husband and father, but two other family members say it is. The startling thing is, this Hispanic family believes their husband and father would never jump to his death because it would be an act of suicide. The story is long and disturbing. You can read it here.
Twin Tower Movie Montage (video)
Only Time by Enya – Video/Audio Montage of 9/11/01
Project 2996 is an attempt to honor every victim lost on 9-11-01. There are still thousands who have not been memorialized through Project 2996 online. We don’t have to wait until 9/11/01 to post on those remaining names. I commit to not waiting another year.
Herman Cain, God Bless America (video)