Among those killed on September 11, 2001 were victims who jumped or fell from the twin towers at the World Trade Center. I've been researching this topic for some time, but images of these unfortunate souls still take my breath away. I always wish there was something I could have done to help them. With that in mind, I created the angel with the net image which was published last year in the Sept. 11 Digital Archive. Since then, I've worked on this animation for the 6th anniversary of that day.
On September 11, 2001, my son, Erik Silvestri, drove me to Logan International Airport in Boston. I was going to fly to California to join my husband who was on a business trip. As Erik helped me with my bags, we were unaware that two other planes, also bound for California, had already been hijacked from Logan. Shortly after those flights were diverted from their planned routes, my American Airlines plane was idling on the tarmac. All passengers were aboard and waiting to take off when the pilot announced there would be a delay. Then came his startling announcement that all flights across the nation had been grounded. This is how I saw events on that dreadful day.
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