Christine Lee Hanson
Today I hold Christine Lee Hanson in my memory. She is the youngest person to die as a result of the terror attacks of 9-11-01.
She was flying to Disney World with her parents on United 175. Her father, Peter, was on the phone with his father, Lee, and holding Christine in his arms, as the plane impacted the World Trade Center. Lee was watching the television news from New York at the same time. The phone call abruptly ended and he saw the fireball erupt from the impact.
Christine was 3.
Christine would be 22 now. Graduating from college this year, thinking about her plans for her life and career, maybe hanging out with friends and taking risks breaking quarantine.
Christine's grandfather Lee Hanson passed away a couple of years ago.
Christine's grandmother Eunice donated Christine's stuffed Peter Rabbit doll to the 9/11 museum. You can view it there if you take the tour.
Don't worry, Dad. If it happens, it will be quick.
--Peter Hanson calling from United Flight 175