Saturday, September 10, 2011

Brian D. Sweeney, United Flight 175

As together we approach the tenth anniversary of the attack on our country, the loss of those who lives ended on 9/11/2001 is no less heartbreaking.

As a participant in the 2996 project, I was assigned the privilege of memorializing Brian D. Sweeney, a passenger on United Flight 175.

Of Viking Heart was written in tribute to a man I never met but came to know only by his passing, through the voices of his friends and family.

Today, I will think of those he left behind much too soon and their loss that never ends.

And I'll think of Brian,
38, who claimed to be part Viking and part Leonardo da Vinci.

Others remember Brian here.

We will never forget.


Anonymous said...

"Jules, it's Brian. Listen, I'm on an airplane that's been hijacked," his voice cracks. "If things don't go well, it's not looking good, I just want you to know I absolutely love you."

ESSAY: Reliving instead of remembering Sept. 11

Anonymous said...

I had a feeling you might not be keeping up with the blog as much once the crisis was over. I sooo understand that. Our focus changes and other things wail for our attention. I just wanted you to know I miss you. I also found out that someone who is involved with those decent people of Florida Progressives is behind the stalking and endangerment of my family. In fact, I think she/he involved themselves there as a way to try to turn people against me. As it happened I got too busy to really participate in a substantive way. I just wanted you to know I miss you though. I know you are well aware that not everyone is what/who they seem.