September 11, 2001, changed the face of the US and left nearly 3,000 dead at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania where Flight 93 was forced to crash. Whisper Eye Reports
The attack on the World Trade Center in NYC remains the deadliest act of terror in US history.
Today, 19 years after the attacks, families of the victims gathered in lower Manhattan to mourn their loved ones and, in what has become an annual tradition, read some of the victims’ names out loud.
United Airlines Flight 93, Newark, N.J., to San Francisco, crashed in rural southwest Pennsylvania
CREW: - Lorraine G. Bay, 58, East Windsor, N.J., flight attendant, United Airlines - Sandra W. Bradshaw, 38, Greensboro, N.C., flight attendant, United Airlines - Jason Dahl, 43, Denver, Colo., captain, United Airlines - Wanda Anita Green, 49, Linden, N.J., flight attendant, United Airlines - LeRoy Wilton Homer Jr., 36, Marlton, N.J., first officer, United Airlines - CeeCee Lyles, 33, Fort Myers, Fla., flight attendant, United Airlines - Deborah Welsh, 49, New York, N.Y., flight attendant, United Airlines PASSENGER: - Christian Adams, 37, Biebelsheim, Germany, foreign sales manager, German Wine Fund - Todd Beamer, 32, Cranbury, N.J., account manager, Oracle Corp. - Alan Beaven, 48, Hurleyville, N.Y., environmental lawyer - Mark K. Bingham, 31, San Francisco, Calif., owner, The Bingham Group - Deora Frances Bodley, 20, San Diego, Calif., university student, Santa Clara (Calif.) University - Marion Britton, 53, New York, N.Y., assistant regional director, U.S. Census Bureau - Thomas E. Burnett Jr., 38, San Ramon, Calif., senior vice president and chief operating officer, Thoratec Corp. - William Joseph Cashman, 60, West New York, N.J., construction worker - Georgine Rose Corrigan, 56, Honolulu, Hawaii, antiques and collectibles dealer - Patricia Cushing, 69, Bayonne, N.J., retiree - Joseph Deluca, 52, Ledgewood, N.J., systems business consultant, Pfizer Inc. - Patrick Joseph Driscoll, 70, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., retired research director, Bell Communications - Edward P. Felt, 41, Matawan, N.J., technology director, BEA Systems - Jane C. Folger, 73, Bayonne, N.J., retiree - Colleen Laura Fraser, 51, Elizabeth, N.J., chairwoman, New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council - Andrew Garcia, 62, Portola Valley, Calif., salesman - Jeremy Glick, 31, Hewlett, N.J., managing director, Credit Suisse Boston - Lauren Grandcolas, 38, San Rafael, Calif., sales worker, Good Housekeeping magazine - Donald F. Greene, 47, Greenwich, Conn., executive vice president, Safe Flight Instrument Corp. - Linda Gronlund, 46, Greenwood Lake, N.Y., environmental compliance, BMW - Richard Jerry Guadagno, 39, Eureka, Calif., manager, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge - Toshiya Kuge, 20, Nishimidoriguoska, Japan, student, Japanese - Hilda Marcin, 79, Budd Lake, N.J., retired teacher's aide - Waleska Martinez Rivera, 37, Jersey City, N.J., automation specialist, U.S. Census Bureau - Nicole Miller, 21, San Jose, Calif., student, West Valley College - Louis J. Nacke, 42, New Hope, Pa., distribution center director, Kay-Bee Toys - Donald Arthur Peterson, 66, Spring Lake, N.J., retired president, Continental Electric Co. - Jean Hoadley Peterson, 55, Spring Lake, N.J., retired nurse - Mark Rothenberg, 52, Scotch Plains, N.J., owner, MDR Global Resources - Christine Anne Snyder, 32, Kailua, Hawaii, arborist, Outdoor Circle - John Talignani, 74, New York, N.Y., retired restaurant worker - Honor Elizabeth Wainio, 27, Baltimore, Md., district manager, Discovery Channel stores - Olga Kristin Gould White, 65, New York, N.Y., freelance medical journalist REPORTED DEAD: World Trade Center - Larry I. Beck, 38, Baldwin, N.Y., mailroom clerk, Cantor Fitzgerald - David W. Bernard, 57, Chelmsford, Mass., technical adviser, Internal Revenue Service - Stephen J. Cangialosi, 40, Middletown, N.J., bond trader, Cantor Fitzgerald - Christopher Newton Carter, 52, Middletown, N.J., associate director in charge of information technology, Sandler O'Neill & Partners - Tarel Coleman, 32, firefighter, New York Fire Department - Azucena de la Torre, 50, New York, N.Y., project manager, vice president, Cantor Fitzgerald - Charles (Carlos) Dominguez, 34, East Meadow, N.Y., Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. - Randy Drake, 37, Lee's Summit, Mo., network integration manager, Siemens - Michael Hardy Edwards, 33, New York, N.Y., managing director, Sandler O'Neill & Partners - Paul James Furmato, 37, Colts Neck, N.J., vice president and institutional sales trader, Cantor Fitzgerald - Edward F. Geraghty, 45, Rockville Centre, N.Y., battalion commander, New York Fire Department - Lt. Joseph Gullickson, 37, New York, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - Capt. Terence S. Hatton, 41, New York, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - Anthony Hawkins, 30, New York, N.Y., maintenance worker, Cantor Fitzgerald - Frederick J. Hoffman, 53, N.J., partner, Cantor Fitzgerald - Thomas E. Hynes, 28, Norwalk, Conn., account manager, Vestek division of Thomson Financial - Bhowanie Devi Khemraj, Jersey City, N.J., restaurant worker - Michael Kiefer, 26, Hempstead, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - Juan Lafuente, 61, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., computer analyst, Citibank - Thomas Langone, 39, Williston Park, N.Y., police officer, New York Police Department - Jeffrey Earle LeVeen, 55, Manhasset, N.Y., senior vice president of equity sales, Cantor Fitzgerald - Joseph Lovero, 60, Jersey City, N.J., dispatcher, Jersey City Fire Department - William Mahoney, 38, Bohemia, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - John Marshall, 35, Congers, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - Brian McAleese, 36, Baldwin, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - Steve Mercado, 38, New York, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - Henry Miller Jr., 52, East Norwich, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - John Moran, 43, Rockaway, N.Y., battalion commander, New York Fire Department - Nancy Morgenstern, 32, New York, N.Y., administrative assistant, Cantor Fitzgerald - Chung Mou, tourist, Taiwanese - James Nelson, 40, Clark, N.J., police officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - Jefferson Ocampo, 28, Colombian - Diane Marie Moore Parsons, 58, Malta, N.Y., tax technician, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance - Jose D. Pena, Windows on the World - Lincoln Quappe, 38, Sayville, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - James B. Reilly, 25, Huntington Station, N.Y., bond trader, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - Michael Roberts, 30, New York, N.Y., firefighter, Ladder 35, New York Fire Department - Carlos Cortez Rodriguez, 57, engineer, Colombian - David Michael Ruddle, 31, New York, N.Y., carpenter, Reliable - Thomas E. Sabella, 44, New York, N.Y., firefighter, New York Fire Department - Erick Sanchez, 43, New York, N.Y., floor covering installer and foreman, Soundtone Floors Inc. - John Schwartz, 49, Goshen, Conn., bond broker, Cantor Fitzgerald - Keiichiro Takahashi, 53, Port Washington, N.Y., first vice president, Euro Brokers Inc., Japanese - William Valcarcel, 54, New York, N.Y., supervisor of tax conferences, bureau of conciliation, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance