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Remembering The Victims of 9/11: Susan Huie

September 11th, 2011
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Originally Posted Sept 11, 2010 as part of Project 2,996


On Sept 11, 2001, Dr. Gordon Huie was stitching up victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack on a conference room table. Anxiously he wondered to himself, “Where are you?” When the phone call came, he collapsed in grief.

His sister, Susan Huie, 43, was on the 106th floor of World Trade Center Tower 1. Susan was at a meeting when the planes hit the 92-98th floor of Tower 1 at 8:46 that morning. Nobody above the 92nd floor survived. It would be almost four months, January 1, 2002, before Susan Huie was confirmed dead.

The devout Huie, from Fairlawn New Jersey, wound up at the Windows of the World on Sept 11 2001 by chance. She was a financial analyst for Compaq and a graduate of Pace University, class of ‘79.

Susan Huei was one of 184 victims on Sept 11 who were of Asian descent, 6.7% of the total.

I hope that your religious beliefs have taken you to the beautiful and peaceful place that you deserve.

Norm Choy


Project 2,996

9/11 Victims of Asian Descent


Thanks Wendy…

September 11th, 2009
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You brought a tear to my eye.

Actually, it wasn’t Wendy, it was Erica Basnicki, daughter of Ken Basnicki who died in New York on September 11, 2001:

It was there that I realized that I can’t explain the significance of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, because the anniversary itself isn’t significant. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the fifth, 12th or 402nd anniversary – five is just a number.

If you want significant numbers, here are just a few: 2,996 people were killed on 9/11, and only 174 bodies were found intact. Most of the people who died were young, between 35 and 39 years old. There are 193 countries in the world and 115 of them lost citizens that day, and the fires at Ground Zero burned for 99 days after the attacks.

Most significant of all, Canada lost 24 citizens that day.

One of them was my dad.

God Bless Erica, and all other who lost loves ones nine years ago today.

And a special blessing to anybody who ran into those two buildings while everybody else was running out.

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