Merlin
A Woman I Knew From Work Disappeared
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:51pm
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(though they did find her wallet intact) but I was surprised to learn yesterday that she was but one of 1,112 of 2,753 victims who died who also vanished without leaving a trace of themselves.

Remembering the Disappeared

Of the 2,753 victims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, no physical trace has been found for 1,112 of them. Thus, for 40 percent of those who died that day, no remains have been returned to their families. In the aftermath of the carnage, some people exhibited photos, family snapshots, of those who had vanished and remained unaccounted for, despite the efforts of the authorities.

What could be more natural than to seek information that would, at least, offer clarity and closure, surcease to the mind and heart? As long as there was no body to mourn, there was always a desperate shred of belief that perhaps the loved one might somehow have survived. Any bereavement is hard enough, but when someone has disappeared, seemingly annihilated from the face of the earth, it becomes unbearable.

Continued: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/opinion/remembering-the-disappeared.html

  • Some of us here lost friends and neighbors on 9-11Sia☺giah, Tue Sep 12 8:08pm
    Have a little compassion for people, will ya? Whether you believe or don't, 9-11 really happened and its victims are really dead. The government may have hidden some DETAILS from the American people... more
    • I am not going to belabor the issue of 9-11 🗽㈞PH🗽🗽EY, Tue Sep 12 8:57pm
      Our nation was attacked in a most dastardly manner. It was a "New Peael Harbor" (PNAC). It accomplished its goal of sucking our nation into Israel's terrorist problems. Qui Bono? Certainly not the... more
    • A Woman I Knew From Work Disappeared — Merlin, Tue Sep 12 8:51pm
      • Two of my neighbor's family (daughter & son in law) were on the second plane and no trace of them has been found either. The 29 year old son of my brother's coworker was on the phone with his Mom... more
      • No closure. PH🐉🐉EY, Tue Sep 12 9:03pm
        And these wars upon nations that had nothing to do with 9-11 are not exactly closure. Over 100 Israelis were arrested on 9-11 by NYPD. Not one Arab was arrested. Does not that seem a bit peculiar?... more
        • More like 5. (nm)Sia☺giah, Wed Sep 13 2:15am
          • Not true. You are not interested.PH🗽🗽EY, Wed Sep 13 11:38am
            But no amount of denial, pretense, nor failure to do proper research will change the NYPD records of arrests and log reports. Nor will actual news accounts of those arrest be disappeared. The five to ... more
        • The Towers Used to Groan and SwayMerlin, Tue Sep 12 9:29pm
          when it got windy. Hanging plants and such would swing, water in the toilet would slosh, and those prone to sea-sickness would feel a touch queasy. A bit unsettling for the newbies at first, but most ... more