Friday, September 11, 2020

September 11th

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


Gorges Smythe said...

And now perverts elect them to congress.

Beans said...

My wife and I haven't forgotten.

But people younger than us have. Almost like they don't want to hear the truth.

I fear for the future, if such evil can be conveniently forgotten or ignored.

Please, God, hold the victims of this evil close to you.

Eagle said...

My daughter was scheduled to meet for a 10am brunch with the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She had applied for admission to SMFA and they had invited her to meet with them for her final interview before acceptance.

I refused to let her go to a brunch: "It's a school day. Sorry".

She would have been in the Top of the World restaurant at 10am.

On September 11, 2001.

I still have nightmares about it.

Old NFO said...

Never forget, never forgive.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Beans, they will forget - or even worse, they will simply choose to ignore - and something far worse will eventually occur.