Gone, But Never Forgotten
As the years pass and memories fade, the loss of 2,996 people will someday be merely a chapter in a history text book. Time flies, children grow up and those who acutely remember the horror they felt on September 11, 2001 will eventually be a memory as well.
But America is resilient, and perhaps more importantly, we refuse to let a tragedy take away all that is great. Instead, we honor our fallen with tributes and memorials that keep their spirit alive and their memory tied to our world long after the pain of the tragedy has faded. Here are just a few of the tributes and memorials being played out across our nation today as we remember our friends, loved ones and fellow citizens.
7:30am A Father’s Daughter - Batesville, AR – The family of American Airlines flight attendant, Sara Elisabeth Low, was originally told she was not on Flight 11 when it crashed into the World Trade Center. The person was looking at the passenger list instead of the crew sheet. As the stories began to unfold, her father felt a sense of duty to his daughter to pursue the mysteries, such as how were these terrorists able to board Flight 11? He became a hero to those who admired his fight to hold security and the airlines accountable. In the end, he was provided with information about the last moments of his beloved daughter’s life. He learned that his daughter and another flight attendant used his calling card to phone Logan Airport. Administrators were able to learn the names of the hijackers based on seat assignments that were communicated over the phone.
American Airlines Flight 11 would signal the beginning of the 9-11 terrorist attacks when the plane crashed into the North tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46am. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Sara Low Memorial 5-K Run and Walk beginning at 7:30am with a tribute. Sara was an avid runner and a member of her high school’s championship team.Continued on the next page