Sunday, 11 September 2016

In Memoriam.


                                         

RIP Olga Kristin White.

Kristin died sitting in seat 21C on United Airways flight 93 on this day 15 years ago.

Her plane crashed into a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania at 10.03.

She was just one of 3000 who died that day. Our paths crossed on only a few occasions, but she was a lovely lady who I shall not forget.

My condolences go to all who lost loved-ones on that day.


20 comments:

  1. What a horrible, terrible day that was. I hope to never see another like it.

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    1. Let's all hope so Jennifer. Too dreadful.

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  2. It was day none of us shall ever forget.

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    1. A massacre of unimaginable evil.

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    2. Tragic indeed. The evil is going on. About 300 000 dead people in Syria and 2 000 000 injured since the War starts. Civil War conflics in Sudan , Afghanistan, Iraq and the list is long. The American Government is involved in most of these conflicts. May be we should think about this.

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  3. It is indeed a day none of us will ever forget - made even more poignant if one actually knew someone who was so involved.
    Then I think of the evils which still go on in places like Aleppo - why is there so much hatred and evil in the world?

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  4. I did have a minutes thought this morning when I woke up, for all of those who died that terrible day. I watched it all evolve and saw some of the distressing scenes that they don't show now. I cannot imagine the horror of it all . Thinking of all those who lost friends and family. XXXX

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  5. It's one of those anniversaries that will never lose its poignancy. RIP Olga et al. x

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  6. May you live long and remember her with love....as they say here.

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  7. John and Yoko's bed-in for peace doesn't seem so daft now. We need John and Yokos peace more than ever now.

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  8. And the ramifications of that terrible day -- when will they ever end -- Blowin in the wind...

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  9. I shall never forget that day and the horror of watching those events unfold.

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  10. Yes a day that lives in infamy, never to be forgotten, one does not forget the unfolding of events, and right here in PA. So close to have known someone involved in that tragedy. To see the names inscribed on the two pool walls of the footprint of the Towers makes you very sober.

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  11. Those of us who were living in New York on that day know how much the twin horrors changed our lives. The initial shock was followed by hours, days, weeks, months of rippling additional news and international reactions.

    I've never written much about my own reactions. A friend's daughter was killed; her father had helped her acquire her job at an investment banking firm in one of the towers. Many of that firm's employees were killed.

    It never occurred to me to move away, even though great fear clung to my friends and me. A particularly awesomely awful realization of the event arrived when the weather slightly changed a few days later, and the smoke containing bits of the buildings and fellow human beings began to blow northward across the rest of the city. Low flying planes or helicopters still worry me. Eventually, like other residents, I began to live in the new normal. Every September, on the 12th, I celebrate my birthday with friends who also remember the 11th very well.

    Thank you, Cro, for allowing me this space to share some of my thoughts today.

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  12. We were traveling in England when it happened and our daughter was living just outside Washington DC. Took forever to get a call through to her.
    Horrible day, but good memories of how it brought us together as a nation, now we're a splintered mess.

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  13. I read today in a blog written by a young neighbour who now lives in New York that this day is my generation's JFK day. For me she's correct in that since the assassination of JFK I've become almost inured to the horrendous things that man can do to man. JFK's death was one man (and no less important for that) and 9/11 was 3000 but the former had a greater impact on me than the latter. But of course I was a relatively naive youngster back in 1963.

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  14. I watched the start of UNITED 93 Last night...too powerful too painful.
    X

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  15. It has been a very hard few days. I have been tearing up off and on. So painful.
    gayle

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  16. A simple but poignant way to remember that dreadful day.

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