Friday, September 11, 2009

Project 2996


I am honoring Madelaine "Amy" Sweeney, a flight attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. Normally, she would have been off duty, but had agreed to work an extra shift to help a sick friend. She and all passengers and crew were killed when the plane was slammed into the North Tower of the Trade Center.
Amy died relaying the last information from Flight 11 to American Flight Services Office in Boston via an air phone:
...Sweeney reported to Woodward, “Something is wrong. We are in a rapid descent . . . we are all over the place.” Woodward asked Sweeney to look out the window to see if she could determine where they were. Sweeney responded: “We are flying low.We are flying very, very low. We are flying way too low.” Seconds later she said, “Oh my God we are way too low.” The phone call ended.


Amy was survived by her husband, Michael, a police officer, and two children.

What is Project 2996?
Project 2,996 is a tribute to the victims of 9/11.
On September 11, 2006, more than 3,000 bloggers joined together to remember the victims of 9/11. Each year we will honor them by remembering their lives, and not by remembering their murderers.

18 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

Lovely post.

ML said...

This was set on blogger to publish tomorrow, Friday, September 11th at 12:01 am.
And yet it published at 7 pm the evening of the 10th.
Don't know why it published early, but here it is. My tribute for the heroes of September 11, 2001.
Freedom is not free!
ML

The Creek Cats said...

This was a wonderful post of remembrance. We will remember those brave mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters who lost their lives that day.

Sweet Praline said...

What a wonderful post. We must always remember!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, remember those like Madelaine.

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Wonderful Tribute to a Madeline Amy Sweeney!! Thanks for sharing her with us as we remember that Freedom is not FREE!! And we a glad to be Americans and Texans!!
Your TX furiends,

Reese =^..^= said...

Nice tribute.

SeaThreePeeO said...

We will never forget the tragic loss on innocent life

Tuck said...

A lovely post for all those who were taken away too soon...

pughy said...

A lovely tribute, and yes we should remember the one's taken and not the evil that took them..

GJ xx

The Meezers said...

what a beautiful tribute. it's a painful day. we will never forget......

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

beautiful. thank you for posting about project 2996 last month. we too are participating today.

we will never forget.

Sam and Andy said...

Such a touching remembrance post....thank you.

Shadow / Molly said...

The mom got leaky reading that. Its a day not one soul across this planet should ever forget!

Milo and Alfie and our Mom said...

A beautiful tribute post. We will never forget.

The Island Cats said...

Wow. We can never forget all those that were lost that fateful day...

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

god bless them all

Alicia said...

Thank you for this. I honor Christopher Paul Slattery.

(Mine also published ahead of schedule, btw.)