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9/11 Obituaries

In "Ground Zero 9/11," I linked to pages devoted to the 15 individuals from the Philippines or of Filipino descent who died at the World Trade Center towers on 11 September 2001. The pages on September 11, 2001 Victims, however, were limited to a few sentences about the deceased and some comments from relatives and friends.

Now, a few days before the fifth anniversary of the tragedy that has become known as 9/11, it is perhaps appropriate to link directly to the obituaries published in the New York Times and other newspapers, as reproduced on Legacy.com.
Grace Alegre-Cua, 40
Cesar A. Alviar, 60
Marlyn C. Bautista, 46
Cecile M. Caguicla, 55
Jayceryll M. de Chavez, 24

Benilda P. Domingo, 37
Ramon Grijalvo, 58
Frederick Kuo, 53
Arnold A. Lim, 28
Manuel L. Lopez, 54

Carl Allen Peralta, 37
Roy F. Santos, 37
David Marc Sullins, 30
Larry Sumaya, 42
Hector Tamayo, 51
The movie World Trade Center helped me appreciate what it must have been like for those who were at the towers on that day. It will probably be nominated for a few Oscars, but it's a feel-good movie that felt bad most of the time.

You may wish to remember 9/11 in a different way by participating in the September Project, a library-based "grassroots effort to get people together on September 11th to talk about issues that matter." There does not seem to be an equivalent effort in the Philippines, but last year I was able to join an online event organized in Singapore, which is having a multimedia non-contest this year.

If you would like to revisit 9/11 coverage in print, on TV and online during and immediately after the attacks, check out Newspaper Archive and September11news.com

Category: Events

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