Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Christine Lee Hanson

Today I hold Christine Lee Hanson in my memory. She is the youngest person to die as a result of the terrorist attacks of 9-11-01.

She was flying to Disney World with her parents on United 175. Her father was on the phone with her grandfather, holding her in his arms as the plane impacted the World Trade Center.

She was 3.

The years go by and the world moves on. Christine would be 16 now. Her parents should be worrying about her dating and driving in cars with boys. Her grandparents should be visiting at the holidays and wondering if they will still be around when she gets married.

There's a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center was dedicated to Christine in Glynco, Georgia. Christine's grandparents were there for the dedication three years ago.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
 --Laurence Binyon
UPDATE {Borepatch] 10 Sep 2014 0838: I posted about the children of 9/11 in the very early days of this blog.


covertress said...

Thanks. I needed a good cry. (too.)

Murphy's Law said...

Yet thousands of conspiracy theorist nutjobs would have us believe that that plane and it's passengers never existed and that the Pentagon was hit by a missile or an internal explosion.

thara said...
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thara said...

Actually she was 1 and a half years old.