Tuesday, September 11, 2007

One Life Remembered

This is a repost of my attempt to remember one of those who died on September 11th.

Norma Khan was on American Airlines, flight 77, on her way home to Reston, Virginia, on September 11, 2001, when that plane was hijacked and aimed at the Pentagon. She was 45 years old. She had worked as an organizer for fundraiser programs for non-profit organizations, and had been heavily involved in the Reston Multicultural Festival, held each September in Reston. She was a single parent with a 13 year old son, Imran.

Several people have left memorial comments on various 9/11 sites, praising Norma as a warm, loving woman who cared about people. She was a good mother to her son. There is no way that I can properly pay tribute to this lady that I did not know, but the many lives she touched during her lifetime are a living tribute to her that will last forever.

If you'd like to read more tributes written by bloggers to honor the 2,996 people who died tragically on 9/11, you'll find the whole list here.


Sheila said...

This brings home the tragedy more than anything else. No stirring music is necessary. Just the realization that many many good people died that day for no good cause.

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Anthony said...

An amazing coincidence. I once lived in Reston, Virginia!

Thanks for posting this tribute, Dirty Butter. I haven't seen many of them as I've surfed today.

I'd appreciate you stopping to have a look at my tribute to Thomas Richard Kelly when you have a chance.

Dirty Butter said...

I read your beautiful tribute to the fireman, Anthony, and I'm sorry to hear that people are showing these posts as much this year. It was a great project, and I was honored to be part of it.