One year ago, I participated in the 2,996 project, where bloggers of all kinds each selected a victim of terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. I was assigned Laura Angiletta, a 23 year-old woman who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald. A few weeks after the post, I received an email from her family and posted again.
I was here in Tampa Bay, at work on that tragic day, and I watched it unfold on television. For the days and days afterward, it was a televised event to be watched from a distance. I was lucky not to have any friends or family members among the victims, so I had no real personal connection. Honoring Laura and her family last year gave me that tangible, personal connection to the tragedy. While I will always honor and remember all of the victims, I know I will always remember Laura specifically.
Many of the 1,500 Google results for “Laura Angiletta” are just Laura’s basic info (her age, where she worked), there are a couple of links to my old Blogspot post, and several links to other sites where people have left messages over the years. Laura was also honored at the Chez Diva blog in July of 2006.
Here are the links I included last year where others pay tribute to Laura and her family:
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26