On this 13 anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the UK Daily Mail has a heartbreaking story, “The 9/11 victims America wants to forget: The 200 jumpers who flung themselves from the Twin Towers who have been ‘airbrushed from history”
Almost all of them jumped alone, although eyewitnesses talked of a couple who held hands as they fell.
One woman, in a final act of modesty, appeared to be holding down her skirt. Others tried to make parachutes out of curtains or tablecloths, only to have them wrenched from their grip by the force of their descent.
The fall was said to take about ten seconds. It would vary according to the body position and how long it took to reach terminal velocity — around 125mph in most cases, but if someone fell head down with their body straight, as if in a dive, it could be 200mph.
The story goes on to say that no one seems to care who these people were and to remember what happened to them. I reject that suggestion. It is almost ridiculous to state because it is so obvious, but here goes: contemplating the horrific events of that day and the terror experienced by the victims of these Islamofacsist savages is almost impossible. Even after 13 years, it stops me dead in my tracks, and forces me to swallow hard to not tear up. I will NEVER forget, and I DO NOT want to “airbrush” any of these murdered souls from my memory. They remain in my prayers as they have for 13 years.