Note Delivered Ten Years Later
We saw bumper stickers and signs that proclaimed “Never Forget”, but of course as time goes on, people do. Those that were too young to remember any part of it will just look back at it like the moon landing for me. It’s just something they hear the older people talk about and what they seen in video. Some towns even choose to not particularly do anything special for this day, today September 11. But I hope to do what I can to keep people aware of the horrible events that happened eleven years ago today.
One example is this article about a note that was delivered to a family ten years after the tragedy occurred.
Randy Scott was working in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 on the 84th floor. That floor was in the impact zone of the second plane and for years, his family had assumed he was killed instantly and never suffered.
Then in August of last year, his family received word of a note that was traced back with DNA analysis of a blood spot on the note. The note read:
12 people trapped”
We’ve seen the impact on video, we’ve seen the burning buildings. I think we all assumed that those on the floors that were hit died instantly. Not all of them did. Many suffered needlessly. It’s those innocent people included in the 2,977 who died that we need to remember and honor on this day.